Face Masks for commercial and domestic use
CDC, WHO and HSE all recommend that people wear a face mask in public settings, at events and gatherings, and anywhere they will be around other people. Masks are required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transport travelling into, within, or out of the United Kingdom, United States and almost every country on the planet due to coronavirus COVID-19.
Bacteria, viruses and other pathogens spread from person to person through respiratory droplets. Respiratory droplets travel into the air when you cough, sneeze, talk, shout or sing. These droplets can then land in the mouths or noses of people who are near you or they may breathe these droplets in.
There are many types of masks and face coverings, all of which slow the spread of bacteria and viruses, in particular SARS-CoV-2. Masks are a simple barrier to help prevent your respiratory droplets from reaching others. Studies show that masks reduce the spray of droplets when covering your nose and mouth.