There are a number of "do’s and don’ts" about wearing face masks/covering during the Covid 19 pandemic, and among the do’s is to wash your face covering daily at a 60 degrees machine wash with detergent.

That’s according to Dr Ciara Kelly, Public Health Specialist Registrar at HSE West.

Dr Kelly explains that the wearing of a face mask or covering is advised in any situation where 2metre social distancing is not always possible, but again stressed the constant washing of hands, and adhering to coughing and sneezing etiquette, and maintaining social distancing as the most effective ways of preventing the spreading or contraction of the virus.

Dr Kelly has been speaking to Midwest News today about the latest HSE advise on the wearing/ non-wearing of facemasks.

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