Face masks could offer an important tool for contributing to the management of community transmission of Covid-19 within the general population. The use of face masks, including reusable cloth masks, could reduce onward transmission if widely used in situations where social distancing is not possible. This is according to The Data Evaluation and Learning for Viral Epidemics (DELVE) Group, which has produced the first comprehensive advice on the use of face coverings to reduce the transmission Rate [R].
The Royal Society: DELVE group publishes evidence paper on the use of face masks in tackling Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Skill Mill cares both about the environment but also about helping others. It’s our own value proposition. Our reusable masks have a number of benefits:
Socially good: We are a certified Social Enterprise and member of Social Enterprise UK, buying from us means you are ‘buying social’. ‘Buying social’ is about using your money, as an individual or an organisation, to create a positive impact on the world we live in. When you buy from a social enterprise you are choosing to spend your money with a business that is giving something back, reinvesting their profits to address the most pressing issues in society.
Most importantly, by wearing masks we protect each other. Government guidelines recommend wearing a face covering if you can. Evidence suggests that wearing a face covering does not protect you but if you are infected but have not yet developed symptoms, it provides protection for others you come into close contact with.
“….wearing masks is altruistic…...it will help protect others but if we all wear them then we protect each other”.
Dr Venki Ramakrishnan, President of The Royal Society, Andrew Marr Show, 24th May 2020.
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