While countries are taking several steps toward easing the closures they imposed after the spread of the Coronavirus, wearing masks or covering face in public places has become compulsory or part of official recommendations in many countries.
On May 10, France decided to make wearing masks mandatory upon leaving the house.
This came after Germany issued a decision to make wearing face masks compulsory in all shops and public transportation.
The British government recently issued instructions advising citizens to put a face on public transport to limit the spread of the virus.
Workers in the health and social care sectors have priority in obtaining masks, so it may be beneficial for you to make masks for yourself.
How to make a face mask?
Below is our guide to the different types of gags and how they can be prepared.
If you are good at using a sewing machine, enjoy cutting old shirts, or looking for a quick fix, the general principles are the same: the more layers of fabric the better. The muzzle should be hugged tightly, and it should allow you to breathe freely.
One study found that the best materials to be used in making gags are cotton and silk fabrics. But you can use whatever fabric you find at home.
Let’s start with a simple muzzle:
The British government advises its citizens to wash hands or use sterile material before wearing the masks and after removing them.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth at all times.
- Place the used gags in a plastic bag so that you can wash them.
- Gags should be washed regularly, and they can be washed with other clothes with regular washing powders.
We will use “our” t-shirt, and it is better that it is made of cotton or a mixture of cotton and synthetic fibers. This method of manufacture does not include any sewing.
The British government says that the purpose of wearing masks is not necessarily to protect the wearer, but wearing them may help prevent the transmission of infection to others if the wearer is infected with the virus but does not show any symptoms.
If you show symptoms of infection with the Corona virus (persistent cough and fever, for example), you should isolate yourself in your home.
Wearing masks of any kind is not considered a substitute for other closing procedures.
Adherence to hand hygiene is very important, so you should wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds as soon as you return to your home.
The third form of gags requires a few stitches, and you can make it simple or complicated as long as it stays fixed on your face and you can wash it many times.
There are many other ways to make gags, and there are many examples of them on social media.
Enjoy trying to make one of them, and remember that you will need more than one to have a muzzle to wear when you wash the second.
Gags should not be used for children under the age of two or for those who cannot wear them tightly.