How to wear a Fabric Mask?

Here we will discuss about how to wear non-medical mask, which is also known as fabric mask. Fabric mask can be used by the general public in areas where there are many people infected with covid-19 in the community and physical distancing of at least 1 meter cannot be achieved.

There are a wide variety of fabric mask that can be handmade or purchased in the store they act as a barrier so that you can protect those around you.

They should ideally be made of three layers of fabric.


First clean your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water. Pick up your clean mask and inspected if it is damaged or dirty. Do not wear it, place the mask on your face covering your nose mouth and chin making sure there are no gaps between your face and the mask. Do not touch the mask while wearing it to avoid contamination.

If you accidentally do, clean your hands. Before touching the mask clean your hands with alcohol based hand rub or soap and water as you remove the mask lean forward slightly and remove the loops from behind the ears without touching the front of the mask and don’t forget wash your hands after taking off the mask.

Make sure that you have your own mask and do not share it with anyone if your fabric mask is not soiled or wet and you need to reuse it.

You can store it in a clean plastic re-sealable bag. However, if it is dirty do not use it wash it with soap and water preferably at high temperatures after each day of use.

Your protection against the virus must be combined with measures including maintaining at least one meter distance from others and washing your hands frequently.