With the world having been turned upside down in 2020, many things have changed, and become our “new normal”. COVID19 has been gathering strength again in recent weeks, many people prefer to buy face masks online to help combat this.
Social distancing ourselves from others is a great way to start this, however one of the most proven and easily adopted ways to lower the risk is to wear a face mask. The great thing about face masks is they are readily available, widely sold and affordable. You can DIY face masks, and make them in any colour you choose- black face masks, charcoal face masks, floral face masks or any of your favourite patterns in a few easy steps, with minimal equipment or skill. Fabric face masks are most common when it comes to reusable options, as they can be washed and used again, and are better for the environment than their disposable alternatives.
One question that has been raised is whether having a valve on a mask is a good thing, or not. Whilst there is limited research to suggest either option is better or worse, it is generally accepted that if the mask has a valve, it can assist with easier breathing, and be especially useful for people who wear glasses, to stop them fogging up. Most masks with this style of manufacturing commonly have closed values (material covering the inside of the valve, as opposed to being totally open), and do not have any additional risk of spreading any germs or virus more than normal face masks.
Melbourne Australia was one of the first major cities in the world to introduce face masks as a mandatory item of clothing, to slow the spread of the virus, and ensure new cases and transmission were kept to a minimum. Having easy and affordable access to these masks meant Melbournians were able to go from having almost out-of-control numbers of new cases per day, to almost eliminating new spread within a few short months, largely due to the use of face masks from every person. As a result, this habit soon spread to many other parts of Australia, who took the advice and started to follow suit, not only to protect themselves, but their families, friends, partners and colleagues.
When it comes to purchasing face masks on the web, online options are numerous. Whilst many people have turned to making their own, many large companies are producing them as well, like Adidas face masks Australia. Breathable, reusable black cotton masks are a common and popular option, however many consumers are commonly looking for quality face masks, to provide them with a variety of colours and shades. Another example of a place to buy quality face masks online is from a local Melbourne-based company called The Mask Co Australia, who pride themselves on reusable and sustainable cotton masks in a variety of attractive colours and patterns. The Mask Co Australia also believes in giving back to the community, and currently for every full priced face mask they sell, $1 is donated to the Royal Melbourne hospital COVID19 appeal.
At the end of the day, the impact of COVID19 on our cities and communities has been very challenging for many of us. We’ve had to adapt to changes in law, and it’s changed the way we act, socialise, work and live our lives. It is very important that we take what is happening seriously, and follow guidelines set out by both Governments and the World Health Organisation if we are to keep each other safe and get through these challenging times. Whilst it can be difficult staying apart, and we may feel like we are not in control of what is happening around us, one simple thing that does not have a large impact on our day can really help. Wearing a face mask when we are out and about can slow the risks of spreading the virus, keep all of us safe, and on the plus side, can allow us to show our own personal flair. They can be readily purchased from many different online and retail options, and make a real difference in getting through these often challenging times.
Some examples of popular face mask pattern Australia
It is easy and affordable to buy this black face mask online