Part of the reason the public was asked not to wear face masks was because there was a fear that if everybody bought them there wouldn't be enough medical masks for front line and medical personnel who really need them. This means that wearing home sewn fabric masks and face coverings is a great way to go if you'd like to wear a mask when out in public.
Some of you don't want to sew these yourself so I've put a shout out and here are a list of makers that are making handmade re-usable cloth masks, please support them.
Please note we are not endorsing or associated with any of these companies, nor the use of face masks. This post is for information only.
Sharon's 14 year old son is sewing masks for charity, how amazing! His masks are here
Jess Truman is a 13 student using her newfound free time to make face masks. She's donated a batch to local care homes but have also started selling them to raise money to food banks
I’m selling on Etsy and depop if anyone is interested! You just have to search up PeriandDex which is the name of my shop
Wet bags are great for putting dirty masks in to if you have to remove them whilst out of the house. Wet bags can be unzipped and popped straight in the washer and they will be laundered fully, and you don't have to touch your worn mask again.