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Masks

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:34pm
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Tartangirl

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Where can we buy masks from 

RayD

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:43pm

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Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:43pm

Mascarillas seem to be in very short supply to the general public as they are concentrating their use in hospitals and health occupations.

A lot of people are using mascarillas which they bought for DIY purposes, but all the DIY shops are shut.

I ordered some from amazon.es but they aren't due until after 30 marzo

Villas

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:57pm

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Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:57pm

The mascarillas point to indicate that they have little protection to the wearer, but have advantageous benefits to people in their vicinity, hence the wearers of essential workers to protect others. If you are in "lockdown" it is not even thought to be necessary, unless leaving the house may be a hankie (preferable) paper on those seldom excursions. Just a thought.

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Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:37pm

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Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:37pm

Unless with specially fitted filters, masked bought over the counter give no protection from Covid-19. These masks are intended to give dust particle protection not medical!

claudia

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:49pm

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Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:49pm

Hello. We could not not buy any masks so I made some myself. I used a pillow case and normal elastic band. After use we hang them outside and spray them with medical alcohol or desinfección spray. May be that's an idea. Stay well and greetings from Claudia 

RayD

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:42pm

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Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:42pm

claudia wrote on Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:49pm:

Hello. We could not not buy any masks so I made some myself. I used a pillow case and normal elastic band. After use we hang them outside and spray them with medical alcohol or desinfección spray. May be that's an idea. Stay well and greetings from Claudia 

I don't think a pillowcase would be big enough to cover my mouth 😁

But a good idea, nevertheless.

I've been using a scarf folded and tied round my neck. It may be effective, but it makes me look like a bank robber!

Villas

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:56pm

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Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:56pm

RayD wrote on Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:42pm:

I don't think a pillowcase would be big enough to cover my mouth 😁

But a good idea, nevertheless.

I've been using a scarf folded and tied round my neck. It may be effective, but it makes me look like a bank robber!

If really is obsessed in covering your mouth & nose. This idea, came from two guardia civil officers. Filter papers for coffee filters, with strings attached. Brill! For two reasons that I will not employ for three reasons:

1.I´d look as silly as RayD

2. I don´t believe it helps, (only others needed to protect others ie.services etc)

3. I use a  cafetera, 

PS you didn´t tie it tight enough. try a noose.jajaja

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Mrchips

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:30pm

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Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:30pm

RayD wrote on Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:42pm:

I don't think a pillowcase would be big enough to cover my mouth 😁

But a good idea, nevertheless.

I've been using a scarf folded and tied round my neck. It may be effective, but it makes me look like a bank robber!

You could always try a bedsheet Ray, that may be big enough 🤣

Villas

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:32pm

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Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:32pm

Mrchips wrote on Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:30pm:

You could always try a bedsheet Ray, that may be big enough 🤣

like Colditz....!

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John56

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:35pm

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Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:35pm

A neighbour of ours used one of her bras, only one cup needed per mask so you get two for one, with a length of elastic to tighten.

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