How to put on a face mask

Putting on your face mask

Struggling to put your mask on? Here’s some simple tips.

Remove mask from box touching only the edge of ties/elastic of the mask, with coloured side of mask facing out.

  • Secure elastic behind your ears or tie both ties at the back of your head
  • Pinch the flexible band across the bridge of your nose
  • Extend the mask down under your chin

NOTE: the mask should cover both your nose and mouth

Removing your face mask

  • DO NOT TOUCH the front of the mask
  • Remove the ties from around your ears or behind your head (if ties undo bottom tie first)
  • Place mask into bin (do not fold crush etc.)

Alcohol hand rub or wash your hands TIPS:

  • You can wear the face mask for up to 4 hours
  • Change the mask if it becomes damp
  • Once you remove the mask dispose of immediately
  • Do not re apply a used mask
  • Staff not familiar with wearing a mask try and slow down your breathing