The wearing of facemasks in public is compulsory under new regulations relating to the partially lifting of lockdown restriction that started on the 1st of May.
The prime reasoning behind the wearing of a facemask is that some persons with the Coronavirus may not have symptoms or may not know they are infected.
The National Department of Health (https://sacoronavirus.co.za/2020/04/21/use-of-cloth-face-masks-by-members-of-the-general-public-in-south-africa-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/) therefore recommends that everyone in South Africa should wear a cloth face-mask. Commuters travelling in taxis and other forms of public transport, as well as people spending time in spaces where physical distancing is difficult to practice, are particularly encouraged to wear cloth face-masks.
The following should be noted: Cloth face-masks are recommended as part of respiratory hygiene or etiquette which also includes coughing and sneezing into a bent elbow or a tissue (with proper disposal of the tissue).
The use of cloth face-masks does not reduce the need for other prevention strategies and should never be promoted separately from hand-washing (or sanitising), physical distancing and other components of cough/sneeze hygiene.
Cloth face-masks need to be worn and cleaned properly!
The face-mask must cover the nose and mouth completely. Face-masks should not be lowered when speaking, coughing or sneezing.
How the properly use a cloth mask:
It is very important that cloth masks are used correctly. Incorrect use might result in users putting themselves at risk of spreading Covid-19.
Guidelines for use are as follows:
1. Only use a mask that has been washed and ironed. 2. Wash your hands before putting the mask on. 3. Place the mask with the correct side facing your face, and ensure that it covers both your nose and mouth properly. 4. Tie the strings behind your head, or if you are using elastic bands, make sure these are tight. 5. Make sure it fits well. Move it around to get the best fit. Never touch the cloth part. 6. Once you have put on the mask, DO NOT TOUCH YOUR FACE again until you take it of. 7. When you take it off, undo the ties, and carefully fold the mask inside out, hold it by the strings/elastic and place the mask in a container reserved for washing the cloth mask. 8. Wash your hands thoroughly and dry before doing anything else. 9. Wash cloth masks with warm soapy water and iron when dry. 10. You must have at least two cloth masks per person so you will be able to wash one and have a clean one ready for use. 11. Masks should be washed with soap and hot water, rinsed thoroughly and ironed.
Curvent International now offers locally manufactured fabric 'Wash and Wear Face Masks'. They are available in Black, Navy Red, Blue, White, Emerald Green, Yellow, Maroon, Purple, Neon Pink Yellow & Orange and are the ideal option for your workforce upon their return to production or their offices.
Additional information: These two or three layer masks are made of 100% Polyester with, 140gsm Birdseye Fabric and 100% Cotton single jersey. A minimum order quantity 200 units is essential and a 7 working day should be allowed for delivery depending on the quantity ordered.
BP-Gift-200 2 Layer Fabric Face Mask 200-499=R35 ex Vat 500-999=R30 ex Vat
BP-Gift-201 3 Layer Fabric Face Mask 200-499=R38 ex Vat 500-999=R34 ex Vat
For orders - please contact us on Tel: 011 826 5959 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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