Face Masks in Manchester?

We have washable  N95 face masks for sale in Manchester.  Our first shipment has just arrived !!! 12th May 2020.

Wearing face masks in Manchester or even anywhere in  the UK  might have sounded a bit far fetched a few weeks ago. However wearing face masks in Manchester  needn’t be all doom and gloom. It might well become normal for a while to have to wear face masks on  Manchester public transport or in shops. 

The problem with the light  blue face masks that you see in hospitals on the TV is that they are disposable. You wear them once and throw them away. Not very eco friendly ?

We have a solution . We, have decided to set up a shop selling reusable and washable face masks. We are going to stock all sorts of styles and colours of face masks.

Our first shipment of face masks arrives in Belfast this Friday 15th May 2020. 

They are available to purchase on our new website Face Mask Boutique. 

Here a few links to some of the face masks available. We have a delivery due in a few days. All orders will be sent out first class post from our Manchester Face Mask Shop.

Post and packing costs £1.50 no matter how many masks that you order. Delivery available to all of UK .

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Face Masks in Manchester to become the New Normal ?

We dont see it becoming compulsory to wear face masks everywhere in public in England. However,  it could easily become compulsory on Manchester public transport and at work. Most people have been wearing disposable face masks up until now. As the restrictions are eased, it is probable that more people will want to wear face masks in public places , just to be safe.

That is why we think that more people are going to want to have their own personal face mask to wear. People are thinking more about the environment and are looking for more and more eco friendly products. Belfast was one of the first places to close down before the government restrictions came in to place. The streets of Manchester  were very quiet a 4 or 5 days before the government approved a lockdown. People wanted to be safe and werent prepared to wait on the government to tell them what to do.

Here a few of the latest news articles  advising the public to consider wearing face masks in enclosed spaces .

Where can you get face masks in or near Manchester ?

The truth is practically nowhere. We found that it was extremely difficult to buy disposable face masks in Manchester. We also had to consider the moral situation. We couldn’t justify buying masks that should have been going to the health service. Our solution was simple. One of our staff made home made masks. They were very simple and made of cotton.

He found this article on CNN . How to make your own face mask.

It’s definitely worth a read if you want to make your own face masks.

I decided to look for another solution as well. that’s when I realised that the only place that we were able to order any was from China. The delivery  times for face  masks were 6 /8 weeks.  That was no good for us. after some more digging, we found some more expensive masks that would be delivered earlier.

One thing led to another and we decided on buying a larger shipment because we were pretty sure that more people around about Manchester would probably want them as well.

So Escape rooms Belfast have set up Face Mask Boutique.

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Whats the best type of face mask ?

Not all  face masks are the same, so it is worth knowing which masks are  the most effective at blocking the tiniest of  particles.  In this case, we are looking at viruses. Most common types of masks that you can buy have to meet certain standards. Different standards need tested with particles of different sizes: testing with particles of 0.1 microns in diameter is the highest standard, while testing with particles of 0.3 microns in diameter is much more more standard in testing small particles.

The main types of masks that you can buy are P2, N95, KN95, FFP2 and FFP3.

What's the difference between P2, P2, N95, KN95, FFP2 and FFP3 ?

 The masks offer a comparable level of protection. An FFP3 mask is the most likely to be used in a hospital environment because offers the highest level of protection against the smallest particles, which means they can block both liquid and solid aerosols.

Current NHS guidelines stipulate the use of FFP3 face masks for virus and bacterial infection control when disease is spread through coughing and sneezing . They are also often used by NHS staff when handling dangerous chemicals.

Do masks stop the spread of COVID-19 virus ?

The UK government guidance on the wearing of face masks in public  has stayed  same throughout the crisis so far: the government has advised the  public to to stay focused  on social distancing   and then washing your hands  rather than wearing face  masks in public. However, Nicola Sturgeon’s government in Holyrood has decided to make different recommendations and is advising people  to wear a masks in public places if they want to. This is much the same as in many other countries around the world but it’s not the policy of World Health Organization .

WHO policy is that unless you are  showing  symptoms, or are caring for people who are suspected to be sick with COVID-19, the public dont have to wear face masks. They think that  washing your hands and using socail distancing are best. These guidelines came under review  after research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) found that coughs could reach up to  six metres away  and sneezes could reach up to  up to eight metres away . That kind of flies in the face of social distancing guidelines advising people to keep 2 m apart. After much deliberation, the WHO panel decided that its previous advice should stand and that medical masks should be reserved for healthcare workers and  not the general public. This decision contradicts that taken by the US public health body,  the CDC, which  recommends that US citizens should  wear cloth face masks when out in public. It would seem that even major  scientific bodies around the world are split on whether or not people should wear face masks in public.

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