Do’s

  • Thoroughly wash hands with soap & water before touching the mask.
  • Check the mask for any tears or holes.
  • Find the top side where the metal piece or stiff edge is.
  • Ensure that the color side faces outward
  • Place the metal piece/stiff edge over your nose
  • Cover your mouth, nose & chin
  • Adjust the mask without leaving gaps on the side
  • Avoid touching the mask
  • Use the straps to remove the mask
  • Keep the mask away from you or any surface when removing it.
  • Discard the mask immediately after use, preferably in a closed bin
  • Wash your hands for 20 seconds after removing the mask

Don’ts

  • Don’t use a ripped or damp mask
  • Do not wear a mask only over the mouth or nose( Both should be covered)
  • Do not wear a loose mask
  • Do not do other things that require touching the mask while using
  • Do not leave a used mask within the reach of others
  • Do not re-use the mask without cleaning it properly

Source https://www.who.int/