Where to buy masks ?

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Posted 17th Mar
Where to buy masks ? Are p3 going to help ?
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Fancy dress shop.

Realistically unless you have a frontline need or have an underlying health reason, don’t buy anything. While it won’t be pleasant for a few days, it’ll pass. Leaving mask availability for people with genuine need.
Edited by: "Oneday77" 17th Mar
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Can we really trust a uk government advice? Virtually all their decisions come from a financial cost point of view and are worried this virus will just highlight further how chronically under funded the NHS is.

They won’t make decisions to shut anything but would rather leave it to everyone else to come to that conclusion and shut because of no customers or schools closing because not enough teachers and staff to run them safely. Takes all responsibility away from government.
Masks don’t really y make a difference unless you actually have the virus
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Fancy dress shop.

Realistically unless you have a frontline need or have an underlying health reason, don’t buy anything. While it won’t be pleasant for a few days, it’ll pass. Leaving mask availability for people with genuine need.
Edited by: "Oneday77" 17th Mar
Builders merchants see Here for example
Edited by: "ding" 17th Mar
Wowcher have washable masks available but I would be quick buying good luck
Masks don’t really y make a difference unless you actually have the virus
DO NOT BUY FACE MASKS....

Here is why...
bbc.co.uk/new…ork

The NHS is already short of face masks as suppliers have run out. People buying them when they will make little difference to their risk, and make the mask shortage worse.
Edited by: "gari189" 17th Mar
Oneday7717/03/2020 06:54

Fancy dress shop.Realistically unless you have a frontline need or have an …Fancy dress shop.Realistically unless you have a frontline need or have an underlying health reason, don’t buy anything. While it won’t be pleasant for a few days, it’ll pass. Leaving mask availability for people with genuine need.


This is the most sensible advice.
Listening to a GP on the tv news - she said cheap badly fitting masks & homemade ones (tea towels, scarfs etc) were likely to do much more harm than good. Reason was - you we’re likely to keep fidding with & adjusting it so you would end up touching your face more than normal.

However she added they would be of some benefit for short periods when caring for someone with the Coronavirus.
Edited by: "captainbeaky" 17th Mar
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Can we really trust a uk government advice? Virtually all their decisions come from a financial cost point of view and are worried this virus will just highlight further how chronically under funded the NHS is.

They won’t make decisions to shut anything but would rather leave it to everyone else to come to that conclusion and shut because of no customers or schools closing because not enough teachers and staff to run them safely. Takes all responsibility away from government.
ndyanem17/03/2020 07:14

Masks don’t really y make a difference unless you actually have the virus


Is that why every nurse you see on the news caring for someone with the virus is wearing one, just a fashion statement
ding17/03/2020 08:30

Is that why every nurse you see on the news caring for someone with the …Is that why every nurse you see on the news caring for someone with the virus is wearing one, just a fashion statement


I following nhs guidelines in pharmacy, they’ve advised us not to wear any protection even thou we are dealing with hundreds of patients/customers everyday. We have masks and aprons available but there are only to be worn if we are 90% certain a patient or customer has the virus and only to be worn whilst they are in our care
Edited by: "ndyanem" 17th Mar
ding17/03/2020 08:30

Is that why every nurse you see on the news caring for someone with the …Is that why every nurse you see on the news caring for someone with the virus is wearing one, just a fashion statement


Because nurses will be seeing lots of patients who either have more chance of having the virus or more likely to get ill from it if exposed.

If you are currently healthy then social distancing and handwashing is better action, a mask will cause you to touch your face more and make it worse.

If you are sick and really really need to leave the house a mask will help prevent passing to others.

But best thing is not to purchase anything and leave those stocks for the NHS.
You'd need a full face mask or eye protection. ( A COVID-19 primer: How viruses work and spread )

Here's some DIY solutions from another thread.

Full face mask - credit to Maffys, who posted it here:- hotukdeals.com/com…949


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And here was my own idea for a Cheap Hazmat Suit, just need to duct tape, or to otherwise attach a suitable filter to the fan intake:

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Edited by: "melted" 17th Mar
According to WHO, if you are in the same room as someone with Coronavirus, you must wear a mask.



Edited by: "Speculator" 17th Mar
groupon.co.uk/dea…sks


Don't forget your cashback and if a new customer then sign up for a welcome discount
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Just shows you that governments around the world do not really have a clue. They are just ordinary people who are good at avoiding questions when asked. We are all doomed lol
WHO When and How to use a mask: who.int/eme…sks
Edited by: "melted" 17th Mar
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