The COVID-19 pandemic has brought personal protective equipment like face masks into the public eye like never before. Diseases like COVID-19 can be transferred through droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes without covering their mouth and nose. These droplets are then released into the air and can settle on surfaces leading to the spread of the disease.

Reusable and Disposable Masks Available

Currently, there is no definitive evidence one way or the other about whether or not requiring the use of non-medical face masks can help otherwise healthy people from contracting COVID-19. The Ministry of Health advises there are potential benefits and risks to wearing one.

Nevertheless, many people are electing to wear face masks, particularly with the second wave of cases in Auckland recently. If you are considering doing so, we’d urge you to read the latest government guidance available online so you can make an informed choice.

Reusable Versus Single-Use Personal Masks

One big question you need to answer if you’re considering face masks is whether reusable or single-use masks best suit your needs. Our reusable face masks are made from dual layers of polyester, the outer of which we can fully customise with your logo and branding. These masks come in small and large sizes so you can be sure you’re getting a good fit. By handwashing them in warm water after being worn, they can be reused.

We also stock single-use face masks that can be supplied in bulk. They are made of three layers: a melt-blown internal layer is sandwiched between two non-woven outer layers. These masks can not be customised or branded.

Staying Safe in Aotearoa

Ultimately we all want to make sure our communities are staying safe in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. New advice and guidelines are regularly published and the situation is developing all the time so keep up to date with the latest news and advice.