These masks constitute an additional preventative measure in attempting to slow down the spread of the COVID-19 virus. In no way are these masks warranted to protect the wearer against contracting the COVID-19 virus. These masks simply constitute an additional precaution taken to mitigate against the rapid spread of the virus. Pic-a-Tee (PTY) Ltd assumes no liability in the event of any wearer of these maskscontracting the COVID-19 or any other virus and the purchase indemnifies Pic-a-Tee (PTY) Ltd against all such claims. The masks must be thoroughly and effectively sanitised after use.
“A policy guideline developed by the Department of Health for sectors other than Health indicates that, as the COVID-19 epidemic unfolds, the wider use of masks are indicated even for people who are not ill, especially if they move around in the public.” and then There is a global shortage of these masks so we please urge all residents to not obtain or use these, so that we can ensure enough supply to the frontline healthcare workers in our hospitals and clinics.
A cloth mask, if appropriately used, and cleaned, can offer the following protection for residents:
- The mask will reduce the transmission of droplets from the source (any person coughing or sneezing)
- It will reduce inhaling a large number of droplets from others
- Will reduce exposure in overcrowded areas such as taxis, shops of government buildings
- Will create awareness around Civid-19
Usage guidelines applied – When could a cloth mask be used:
Cloth masks can be used by both the community and non-healthcare workers and where there is no physical contact. This includes:
- Travel to and from work in public transport
- When stepping outside the house to go shopping or seeking healthcare
- In self isolation when contact with others is necessary (remember distancing)
- When stopping and talking to members of the public (for example, traffic police)
- When conducting interviews during house to house visits (for example, Community workers)
- When cleaning the streets/ disposing of domestic rubbish
How to properly use a cloth mask:
The usage of any type of mask should be accompanied by strictly adhering to safe use guidelines. Wash your hands before applying and after removing a mask, never touch the cloth part, never fiddle with it whilst wearing, refrain from touching your face. Discard disposable masks. Wash cloth masks with warm soapy water and iron when dry.
It is very important that residents use a cloth mask properly. If they do not, it might result in them putting themselves at risk of spreading Covid-19.