Recommendations for use according to UNE 0065: 2020. Reusable hygienic masks for adults and children.
1. USE OF THE MASK
The hygienic mask does not exempt the user from the application of barrier gestures complemented by social distancing measures that are essential in accordance with the recommendations indicated by the Ministry of Health.
NOTE: Collective protection measures take priority over individual protection measures.
For the mask to be effective, it must be used correctly as indicated below, for this reason, the placement, use, and removal of children's hygienic masks must be supervised by an adult.
1.2 Fitting the mask
It is recommended to place the mask on bare skin (that is, without the presence of hair in contact with the user's skin and, for some people, shaved skin) and respect the following steps:
- Wash your hands with soap and water or rub them with a hydroalcoholic solution before handling the mask.
- Identify the top of the mask.
- Position the mask on the face, at the level of the nose. If a nose clip is available, adjust it to the nose.
- Hold the mask from the outside and hold the headgear behind it or on both sides of the ears, without crossing them.
- Lower the bottom of the mask to the chin.
- Verify that the mask covers the chin.
- Verify that the mask is correctly positioned. For this, it is necessary to verify the sealing and the absence of respiratory discomfort.
- Once adjusted, do not touch the mask with your hands. If the user needs to touch the mask, they should previously wash their hands with soap and water or rub them with a hydroalcoholic solution.
Children (with adult supervision):
1.3 Removing the mask
To avoid contamination when removing a mask, the following steps should be followed:
- In case of use remove protective gloves
- Wash your hands with soap and water or rub them with a hydroalcoholic solution
- Remove the mask without touching the front of the mask
- If the mask is to be reused, see section 1.4 and chapter 3.
- Wash your hands with soap and water or rub your hands with a hydroalcoholic solution
1.4 Washing and drying the mask
Contact between a dirty mask (to be washed) and clean clothing should be avoided.
The person in charge of the washing must protect himself to handle the dirty masks.
It is recommended to wash the mask at a temperature of 60ºC with neutral soap.
Products that can degrade or damage the materials and that diminish their protective capacity must not be used.
It is recommended that the mask dry completely within 2 h after washing.
It should not be dried or sanitized with a microwave oven or tumble dryer.
Both during drying and in the subsequent storage of the mask, avoid environments in which the mask may become contaminated again.
2. DISPOSAL OF THE MASK
To reduce the risks of using these masks, it should be noted that once the maximum number of washes has been exceeded (20 washes), they should be discarded.
2.1 Procedure for disposing of the mask
Masks should be discarded in a container with a plastic bag. It is recommended to use a double bag to preserve the contents of the first bag in case of tearing of the outer bag.
The used masks can also be disposed of in biological waste containers.
3. DURATION OF MAXIMUM CONTINUED USE
For comfort and hygiene reasons, it is recommended not to wear the mask for more than 8 hours. In case it gets wet or deteriorates from use, it is recommended to replace it with another. During the period of use, the mask can only be removed according to the instructions indicated in the previous section.
The mask should be washed every time it becomes dirty, moistened, or cannot be placed correctly on the face.
The mask should not be used if it is dirty or wet.
In the event that it is to be temporarily stored, contact with any surface should be avoided.
It also should not be placed in a waiting position on the forehead or under the chin during and after use.
WARNING: This device is not a medical device within the meaning of Directive 93/42 or Regulation EU / 2017/745, nor personal protective equipment within the meaning of Regulation EU / 2016/425