What are Type II and Type II R Masks
These are your traditional style of medical face masks which you would probably recognise as being worn by medical professionals including Doctors, Nurses, Dentists and other professions. Typically blue in colour and looped around the ears.
These masks offer a basic yet effective level of protection from airborne bacteria and viruses
Type II face masks (EN14683) are made up of a protective 3 ply construction and offer up to 98% bacterial filtration efficiency
Type IIR face masks EN14683 also offer up to 98% bacterial filtration efficiency and are made up of a multi-layer construction including a splash resistant layer to protect against blood and other bodily fluids.
What are KN95/FFP2 Respirator Masks
An KN95 respirator is a respiratory protective device designed to achieve a very close facial fit and very efficient filtration of airborne particles. They are designed to be tight fitting and create a facial seal, these masks provide two way protection by filtering both the inflow and outflow of air.
FFP2s are the European equivalent of N95s (USA) or KN95s (China). They all offer similar protection but go through slightly different testing procedures by the respective European, US, and Chinese bodies.
How do I use KN95 / FFP2 masks?
These face masks are easy to use and can be worn by anyone. To fit, simply hold the mask and place it over your nose and mouth. Bring both elasticated headbands over your head and adjust the position until it’s comfortable.
The bottom elasticated headband should sit at the nape of your neck and the top elasticated headband should sit just above the crest of your head (the widest part).
Once the mask is in place, you can adjust the fitting on your nose by pinching or moving the metal bridge section so that it fits closely but without being too tight.
The masks are comfortable to wear as they are lightweight and non-bulky.
What are face shields
A face shield aims to protect the wearer’s entire face from splashes, sprays, and spatter of body fluids.