There is currently no legislation that governs how face coverings/ cloth masks should be made and there is still ongoing research to understand what the best combination of fabrics is.
- Look out for higher quality masks that include at least three layers of fabric.
- Avoid materials that stretch as this can create larger gaps between fibres over time.
- Look for tightly woven fabrics or unwoven materials such as polypropylene.
- Check that the mask fits securely over your chin, nose, and mouth without any gaps around the edges.
- Check to make sure there is no damage to the material.
- Make sure that you can breathe through the mask.