As with all masks, the medical advice is to wash your hands before putting the mask on and when handling it or removing it. Wash your hands regularly in any event.
Be sure to adhere to the following medical advice:
How to protect yourself
- Wash your hands with soap and water regularly and thoroughly; this means for at least 20 seconds
- Avoid physical contact with others when possible
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow or into a clean tissue, then throw the tissue in the bin
- If you’re feeling sick or showing symptoms of coronavirus, you should call your GP for advice — they will tell you if you need to get tested
Source: Department of Health