BRITS must wear masks in more places from today to prevent the spread of a new Covid variant, so we’ve rounded up where you can buy a variation online.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced new restrictions On weekends, it is mandatory to wear a mask in some indoor facilities.
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Had 14 confirmed cases of Omicron – new Covid variant – discovered in UK so far.
The new mask regulations come as the government seeks to slow the spread of the mutant virus.
Scientific evidence that covering your face can prevent you from spreading the coronavirus to others if you have no symptoms or have not developed symptoms.
Failure wear the mask in shops or on public transport face a maximum fine of £6,400 from today.
From November 30, face masks are mandatory in:
- Public transport (train, bus, tram, plane)
- Hairdressers and nail salons
- Banks and Post Offices
- Middle School and College of Common Space
- Driving lessons and tests
- Hospitals (employees, visitors and outpatients are all required to wear masks)
- Supermarkets and other stores
However, there will be no return to the levels of mask-wearing seen earlier during the pandemic.
You do not need to cover your face when:
- Pubs and restaurants
- Cinemas and theaters
- Streets and parks
But which ones should you buy, can you make your own and where can you buy them? We explain.
Where can you buy masks online in the UK?
Many stores now have them in stock online in a variety of colors and designs after initial demand was high.
Just make sure to check the delivery time first as your order may be delayed due to Coronavirus.
Reusable face coverings
- Buy from Aldi – prices start from £3.49 for a pack of three.
- Buy from Amazon – prices start from around £2 but delivery costs vary by seller
- Buy from Asos – the online shop now has a wide range of face coverings from as little as £2
- Buy from Boots – the chemist chain is selling a variety of masks including this pack of three for £10
- Buy from eBay – prices start from around £1 plus delivery fees depending on the seller.
- Buy from Etsy – prices start from £2.55 including delivery.
- Cheap price at home – Prices start from £1.98 each but delivery charges an extra £3.49.
- Buy from NEXT – prices start from £6 £3.99 delivery.
- Buy from Notonthehighstreet – prices from £2
- Buy from PrettyLittleThing – prices start from £2 on sale but delivery is £3.99 higher.
Disposable face mask
- Buy from B&M – from £2 for a 25 . pack
- Buy from Boots – you can get 100 disposable masks for £25
- Buy from Superdrug – starting at £4.99 for pack of 10. You can order and collect for free or get free shipping on orders over £15, otherwise it’s £3 delivery.
DIY mask / dust mask and visor
- Buy from B&Q – from 50p each but that’s for a pack of ten that cost £5 with free clicks and collectible delivery
- Buy from Evil – from £2 in store, free click and collect or £2.95 delivery.
- Buy from Etsy – prices start from £2.50, including delivery
- Buy from Halfords – prices start from £5 with free click and cash on delivery or £3.99 home delivery
- Buy from Shaking – prices start from £2 plus £2.99 delivery
- Buy from Chain Reaction Cycle – prices start from £19.99 plus £2.99 delivery
What kind of mask should you buy?
The government has said that a face covering is “something that securely covers the nose and mouth”.
Cloth face coverings and disposable masks work best if they are made with at least two layers and fit snugly over your face.
You can use bandanas or religious clothing, but they’ll be less effective if they don’t fit your face.
Face coverings are not classified as PPE, like surgical masks or respirators used in medical and industrial settings.
Cloth masks, homemade masks (FFP1), or cycling masks from the store are all good choices, or you can even make your own.
If you buy or make your own cloth masks, they can be reused if you Wash thoroughly at more than 60C.
Also read our information about Types of masks you can wash.
How to make homemade masks
IF you can’t find a mask, you can make it yourself at home.
Homemade masks won’t provide the same level of protection as medical masks, but it hasn’t stopped DIY tutorials popping up online.
One of the simplest is to use two layers of kitchen roll and one layer of paper towels cut in half.
Then you cover each end with masking tape – and you can even wrap some wire down to stiffen the mask, if any.
Finish by punching holes in each end and threading the elastic through to fit your ears.
If you don’t have an elastic band, you can also use a hair band.
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