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Updated on February 8, 2021

How to wear single and double masks

The MOH (Malaysia) and CDC (USA) recommends that you should wear a mask to protect BOTH yourself as well as other people.  This is important when you are out in public places as well as in the presence of people who do not live in your house.  When all parties are wearing masks, the risk of getting infected in the presence of a COVID positive person, is much reduced compared to not wearing any masks at all.

How to wear and remove your mask

  • Take off the mask by removing it from the ear loops, without touching the front of the mask
  • If your fabric mask is not dirty or wet and you plan to reuse it, put it in a clean, re-sealable bag
  • Clean your hands after removing the mask
  • Change your mask if it gets dirty or wet

Click to watch WHO video on how to wear a mask

Useful tips about wearing masks

  • Maintain physical distancing of 1-2 metres even when wearing your mask
  • Wear your mask if a visitor (who is not a member of the household) comes to your home
  • Do keep your mask on when you are doing gentle exercise like walking in public places
  • Always clean your hands before and after using a mask
  • Avoid touching the mask while wearing it. If you do touch it, clean your hands

Click to view Washington Post video on how to put on double mask

In view of the newly discovered highly transmissible variants of COVID viruses spreading across the world, some health professionals are recommending the wearing of a visor or an additional mask (known as double-masking) over the mask you are currently wearing in public places.

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