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14th May 2020

How to make a mask at home

Fran Golinski Drinkwater


You need a mask, we all do

For months, governments around the world including the United Kingdom have refused to say definitively whether wearing a mask would help people seeking to avoid infection of coronavirus.

We now know, however, that they are helpful, and this week the government advised that everyone should wear face coverings in public, to protect others if you don’t carry the symptoms of Covid-19.

The government is not providing masks for the public though, and surgical masks should be left for medical professionals working on the frontline.

But you can do it yourself. Here’s how to make a mask at home.