With our range of protective face masks and surgical face masks, you can protect yourself and others. Comfortably fitting over your mouth, nose and chin, face masks help to reduce particles entering the body including dust and pollen.
Face masks and coverings should be used alongside social distancing and regularly washing your hands with soap and water. Find out more information on where and when to use face masks and coverings.
Reusable face masks and coverings
With face masks and coverings becoming part of daily life around the UK, you and your family may want to consider using reusable face masks. Available in a variety of colours and sizes, reusable face masks are more environmentally friendly than disposable face coverings, as these washable face masks can be used again and again. Read our guide to find out how to properly care for your reusable face mask.
Disposable face masks
Ideal for single use during the coronavirus pandemic, disposable face masks can help protect you when you’re away from your home. Our protective face masks are anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-pollution, with our EN149 (N95) masks filtering out 94% of particles. Choose a 3-ply face mask with a 3-layer construction to help efficiently filtrate particles and bacteria when you’re out and about.
Kids' face masks
Look after the whole family with kids' face masks and coverings. Designed to offer a snug and secure fit on smaller faces. Children’s face masks come in a range of fun styles to keep them smiling. We can help you find the best face mask and face covering for your little ones, plus don’t forget hand gel and sanitisers for school bags.
Essentials for the whole family
As well as making sure everyone has a face mask you can also use antibacterial hand sanitisers to keep germs at bay. Keep hand gels and tissues in your bag, so you can stay clean when you can’t wash your hands with water and soap. When you’re at home use hand soap to refresh hands, as well as a range of cleaning products including antibacterial wipes to keep surfaces clean too.
Frequently asked questions
How to wear a face mask or covering
A face covering should cover your mouth and nose and fit securely against the side of your face. The fit should be snug so that it tucks under your chin and doesn’t fall when you’re talking. Many masks have elasticated ear loops which go over your ears to keep it in place. Or some face coverings can be tied at the back of your head with head ties.
Do face masks and coverings work?
Face masks/coverings help stop the spread of COVID-19 by reducing the spread of viral droplets released when you sneeze, cough or speak. Face coverings cover the mouth and nose. They offer protection for the wearer and they help protect those around you.
How do I wash a face mask or face covering?
Reusable face coverings can be washed and worn again. Read our how to wash a face mask guide to find out how you should look after and clean your face covering.
Can you wear a face shield instead of a face mask?
Face shields or visors are not recommended as a replacement for a face mask or coverings. Face shields can be worn over the top of a face covering.
How often should you use a face mask or covering?
A face mask/covering should be worn in indoor settings. The laws around face coverings and when to wear them differ throughout the UK. So, make sure to check local guidance. In England face coverings are required on public transport, supermarkets and all indoor settings including retail spaces, pubs and restaurants. You should use a face covering when you visit these places.
Can face masks and coverings cause acne?
Many people who regularly wear face mask/coverings find that their skin breakouts with spots and acne. This is known as “maskne”. Read our “maskne” guide to find out how you can prevent and treat acne caused by wearing a face covering.
How do you dispose of face masks and coverings in an environmentally friendly way?
The most environmentally friendly face coverings are reusable ones. Cloth face coverings can be worn and washed again to help reduce waste. If you need to wear a single use mask, these can be placed in your waste bin at home. Unfortunately used single-use face coverings can’t be recycled.