What is the best face mask to wear if you are over 65?
The elderly are a vulnerable group, and it is sensible to wear a face mask when going shopping, going to the doctors, travelling on public transport. If you are over 65 and have to go to hospital for appointments or the GPs it is sensible to wear a face mask.
A face mask will stop you spreading wet dropletS to other people when you cough and sneeze.
You can wear a disposable face mask or a tighter fitting respiratory face mask.
KN95 & FFP2 face masks stop 95% of droplets .3 micron is size so can help protect you. Buy face masks for the elderly
Under the latest advice in the UK, the government has made a distinction between ‘face coverings’ and face masks. In April the government had said only those suffering from coronavirus symptoms or looking after someone with suspected Coronavirus should wear masks. Now from the 10th May, they are advising the public to wear a face-covering in enclosed spaces where social distancing is not always possible.
The KN95 valve face masks make it easier for you to breathe.
Please ask your GP or healthcare professional if you have any questions about whether if it suitable for you to wear a face mask.