Cloth masks are a washable covering.

They should be washed daily or if they become soiled or day in hot soapy water, ideally at 60 degrees Celsius or above.

If your cloth mask becomes damp you must remove it, put on a fresh one.

Used masks should be stored in a plastic bag (ziplock bag is ideal) for washing at the end of the day.

Be careful not to touch the mask or the inside of the bag when removing the mask for laundering.  Instead, “tip” the mask into the machine.

Wash your hands after doing this.

Please check out our video on how to safely put on and take off masks that have both elastic and ties.

It is worth mastering this in your home before you need to use a mask out in the community.