The design of the surgical masks depends on the mode; usually, the masks are three–ply (three layers). This three–ply material is made up of a melt-blown polymer, most commonly polypropylene, placed between non-woven fabric. … The masks are secured to the head with ear loops, head ties, or elastic straps. (1. three–ply – having a thickness made up of three layers or strands; “three–ply cloth”; “three–ply yarn”)
Disposable 3 ply face masks with earloops
Non woven disposable face masks
Masks feature earloops to hold it in place
Made from a 3 ply non woven material
This is not a medical device under Regulation EU/2017/745 nor is it personal protective equipment (PPE) under Regulation EU/2016/425
Face coverings are now compulsory for use on all forms of public transport and in a wide range of enclosed public spaces. This includes staff and customers in retail environments as well as bar staff, waiters and non-seated customers in bars, pubs and restaurants. Those failing to comply with the new rules could face fines of up to £200 for a first offence.
From Monday 9th November, pupils and teachers at secondary schools in England must wear face masks in communal areas, outside of classrooms, where social distancing cannot be maintained.