Do I need to wear a facemask when traveling to protect me against COVID-19?
The following information was taken from the CDC’s website and is in the context of a person returning from or about to embark on travel. If you are a healthcare provider, please refer to information specific to your occupation, and our article on the correct use by HCP of PPE for COVID-19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the leading public health institute of the United States. The CDC is a United States federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services. For this reason, Delta Health and Safety believe that they are a reputable organisation and the information they provide is credible.
Should businesses recommend facemasks or other protective equipment during travel?
The CDC does not recommend travelers wear facemasks to protect themselves from COVID-19. You may choose to wear a mask, but it is more important that you take these steps. [Should you decide to wear a facemask, please watch Delta’s video on making sure that you fit the respirator properly]
The CDC recommend that everyone follow everyday prevention practices:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning product.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60%–95% alcohol.
Unfortunately, at the time of writing, due to stock unavailability Delta Health and Safety can’t supply facemasks to the public or any new B2B customers. Please refer to the information page where you can add your name to a waiting list for stock, and links to all COVID-19 articles. This information has been shared as a service in the public interest of health. Delta Health and Safety do not make any recommendation and urge all concerned parties to consult the relevant authorities for the most recent recommendations.
COVID-19 is an emerging disease. New knowledge is added daily and guidance may change as the situation evolves. Please consult the CDC website or your local authority regularly for the most up-to-date information.