Does your mask live in your pocket? And how often do you use it between washes? Dr Ivan Muscat has these tips for hygienic handling.
With masks now in use in hospitality venues that reopened this week, as well as in all shops and other public spaces, it's worth checking whether our newly-acquired mask-wearing habits are hygienic.
Jersey's top pandemic medic, Dr Ivan Muscat, had this advice...
Storage and disposal of masks
Pictured: Dr Muscat says to avoid touching the inside of the mask or the middle of a filter layer when disposing of it.
Washing cloth masks
Express has also been campaigning since last year for people to safely and responsibly dispose of their masks or to use reusable masks to avoid a PPE pandemic after hundreds of examples were found strewn across the island, including in island beauty spots.
Pictured: Masks left on the fence outside a private home, spotted this weekend.
Ministers and eco campaigners got behind the bid, while JCG students also recently embraced the anti-littering spirit by starting their own school campaign to encourage the use of reusable masks entitled, 'Don't be blind to all the waste'.
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