Disposable face masks

How do I wear my disposable face mask?

A disposable face mask or a covering should be worn with a snug fit on your face. They should cover your nose, mouth and chin and feel secure with no gaps between your face and the mask. The ear loops fit fasten behind your ears to hold your mask in place. It shouldn’t fall or move when you’re talking.

You should always wash your hands before putting on your face covering and after taking off your disposable face mask. Make sure to read and follow the instructions on the face mask packaging to get a correct and secure fit.

What type of disposable face masks can I buy?

We have a range of disposable face coverings available to buy online, including the FFP2 face masks. This popular choice filters particles before they enter the body and come with a moulded nose bridge allowing you to properly fit them to your face.

There are also surgical face masks which have three layers of breathable construction to prevent particles entering the body through the nose or mouth while also offering a secure comfortable fit. The disposable medical face masks and coverings protect against dust and bacteria, they include a nose clip for a secure fit. Wearing a disposable face mask can help protect those around you when you’re out and about. Make sure that there are no gaps between your face and the face covering, plus it should cover your mouth and nose.

How long can I use a disposable face mask for?

Disposable face masks are designed to be worn only once; they should be thrown away in a bin after use.

Read our disposable face mask guides

Want to know more about the types of face coverings available, read our guide here. If you’re looking to buy a face mask if you have dry skin from wearing a face mask we have advice that could help. Want to know if two face masks are better than one, click here to find out.