Keep at least 1 meter away from others to reduce the risk of infection when they cough, sneeze or talk. When indoors, keep a greater distance from others.
The farther the better. Make wearing a mask the norm when you have other people around you.
The following is the basic method of wearing a mask:
- Clean your hands before putting on the mask and before and after removing the mask.
- Make sure the mask covers your nose, mouth and chin.
When to wear which mask depends on how many viruses are spreading where you live, where you are going, and who you are.
- Unless you belong to a specific risk group, you must wear a mask. This is especially important when you cannot maintain physical distance, especially in crowded and poorly ventilated indoor environments.
- If you have the following conditions, you should wear a medical/surgical mask:
- Over 60,
- Have underlying diseases,
- Physical discomfort, and/or Taking care of sick family members.
- For more public suggestions about masks, please read our Q&A and watch the video. There are also questions and answers about masks and children.
- For health workers, medical masks are essential personal protective equipment when dealing with suspected, possible or confirmed COVID-19 cases. In environments where aerosol-generating operations are performed, respiratory protective masks (such as FFP2, FFP3, N95, N99) should be used, and they must be tried to ensure the appropriate size.