Slowly we are getting back to normal! However, some security measures will accompany us for a while, first and foremost the wearing of mouth-nose masks in public spaces.
By the way: Many of our masks are tested by Testex and meet the requirements of the Swiss National COVID-19 Science Task Force!
Scientists assume that the Corona virus is transmitted via droplet infection - i.e. via coughing, sneezing and the air breathed when speaking. That is why the Robert Koch Institute recommends wearing mouth-nose masks. In some German states, it is even mandatory for staff in restaurants and hotels. Wearing a mask can intercept droplets to a certain extent and therefore reduce the risk of infection.
FFP masks provide both intrinsic and extrinsic protection. Therefore, masks certified to FFP2 or FFP3 are considered the safest. This is also why such masks are the hardest to come by. In addition, it is precisely these masks that are needed in the treatment and care of sick people, because there the minimum distance can not be maintained. Therefore, other masks should be used in everyday life - together with adherence to hygiene rules, infection can still be avoided in this way.
Typical surgical masks mainly protect the surrounding area rather than the wearer. However, if the mask fits properly, they also provide some protection for the wearer, as the mouth and nose area are protected from direct droplets. Since the masks are intended for single use only, they must be disposed of after wearing - in the hospitality industry, this quickly creates a large amount of waste.
If you use disposable masks in your business, make sure that they are disposed of in a separate waste garbage can! This must be lockable.
Similar to surgical masks, fabric mouth-nose masks primarily provide protection for fellow wearers. However, the so-called community masks also protect the wearer from direct droplets when the mask is worn properly. Fabric masks are usually made of cotton, which can be washed hot. For additional protection, many masks can be supplemented with a filter.
Since conventional masks do not offer one hundred percent protection against infection, the basic hygienic rules must be observed even when wearing a mask:
1. Before wearing
2. Put on mask
3. Wear mask
4. Take off the mask
Masks made of fabric can be used several times - but for this they must be cleaned properly. It is best to wash the masks at a minimum of 60°C. If possible, 95°C is even better. Afterwards, the masks should be allowed to air dry completely. If the masks cannot be washed immediately after wearing, you should store them in an airtight container. However, be careful not to store the masks for too long - otherwise mold may form.
You can also boil your masks in a pot. The following also applies afterwards: let the mask dry completely in the air. You should refrain from cleaning in the oven or microwave - there is a fire hazard here! Since a large quantity of worn masks quickly accumulates in the catering and hotel industry, however, it is worthwhile to collect the worn masks throughout the day and then clean them in the washing machine.
So far, no one can estimate how long masks will have to be worn in the hospitality industry. So why not simply make your mouth-nose masks part of your corporate identity? In our store you will find a large selection of masks in different colors - surely there is a suitable model for you. Some masks can even be embroidered: This makes your new masks even more individual and spreads cheerfulness among your staff and guests to boot.
Many of our fabric masks have been tested by the Testex brand and meet the requirements of the Swiss National COVID-19 Science Task Force. They have been tested for the following points: