Which is best - a reusable covering or a disposable/single use face covering?
Using a reusable face covering has a number of advantages:
- You can buy or make the covering using a comfortable material
- The covering can be easily washed and used again. This might help you save money, especially if you need to regularly wear one.
- You can make your covering using material you potentially already have at home
- They are more sustainable and better for the environment
There is no additional benefit in using a disposable covering versus a washed and clean reusable cloth one. It is best to use a reusable cloth covering if you can.
Medical grade masks should not be worn for general use as face coverings.