The ClearMask™ is designed to block the transfer of aerosols, fluids and sprays using an anti-fogging plastic barrier. Most importantly, there is no airflow through the impervious plastic barrier, therefore bacterial filtration efficiency, particle filtration efficiency and differential pressure tests are not applicable
- The ClearMask™ meets the applicable standards for fluid resistance (ASTM F1862: 160 mmHg) and flammability.
- The ClearMask™ is non-sterile and single-use only and are not intended to be reprocessed or re-used.
For instructions on how to use the ClearMask™ please visit: www.theclearmask.com/user-manual or watch the video below.
The ClearMask™ allows visibility of the entire face and facial expressions, making mask wearing communication easier.
Transparent masks are ideal for use by; those who are deaf or hard of hearing, care homes and the elderly, schools and teachers, interpreters and translators, people working with those experiencing confusion, stress, or anxiety, customer-facing employees and many others.
We recommend performing your own risk assessments for using this mask in line with your own policies.
If you or the wearer requires PPE then we recommend using FFP2 or FFP3 masks – this product is not sold as PPE.
Where can I use a ClearMask™?
The ClearMask™ has a clear front, making the mouth and face visible to facilitate communication with service users who rely on lip-reading and use facial expression to support communication; this includes people who are deaf, have a learning disability, autism or dementia.
The ClearMask face mask provides splash protection for the wearer in the same way that a type IIR surgical face mask does https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-infection-prevention-and-control. However, since the product has not been tested by regulators in the same way as a type IIR or type II surgical face mask, to show protection from the wearer to the patient, health and social care providers must risk assess the appropriate use of the product.
We believe there is nothing on the UK market that provides the same quality and suitability.
The ClearMask™ review with sign language (not sponsored) – Video showing a user wearing the mask
Video of the EZ-Adjuster style instructions
Approval for use of ClearMask™ face masks
ClearMask™ face masks are approved by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for use during the COVID-19 pandemic under the essential technical specification guidance https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/technical-specifications-for-personal-protective-equipment-ppe).