Face Mask Guidelines

Products will vary depending on the supplier and as we explore prototypes that could improve safety.

There are a lot of different styles of materials. And we are exploring materials that may have a high bacterial filtration efficiency, e.g. throw-away blue surgical wrap – we’re testing how comfortable this material is to wear as a mask, as it doesn’t seem very breathable. There are many health networks and health authorities in the USA who have innovated face masks, recycling blue surgical wrap. We will be exploring this further.

Cloth face masks

This is an example of the cloth masks we can supply. This has been tried and tested by Carole and her Liverpool sewing group. They have had lots of positive feedback.

Face Mask Guidelines for Homemade Cloth Masks | University of Utah Health


Disclaimer: Our homemade face masks are made solely to prevent you from touching your face with potentially COVID19 contaminated hands.

Because our face masks are cotton they can be boiled at a high temperature, air dried, steam pressed and reused time and time again.

Social Distancing of some 6.56 feet (2 metres) must be adhered to at all times, even when wearing the face masks.

Hand washing regularly with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds is recommended. In the absence of running water, use an alcohol-based (>60% alcohol) hand rub for 20 seconds. Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based (>60% alcohol) hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.

Please read in full the guidelines below before wearing your ‘Homemade’ Face Mask and also how to wash your cloth mask before you wear it.

For full in-depth guideline please follow the link below. (Recommended reading)


This includes:

How to Use a Face Mask

How to Remove a Face Mask,

Cleaning Instructions for Reusable Cloth Face Mask

Social distancing plus much more.