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coronarona Wed 23-Sep-20 22:30:43

Still count as a covering in supermarket/public area type situations?

I've been wearing masks but I'm really prone to angular cheilitis. Had a massive flare up since the spring (when I started wearing them) and I just can't get rid of it and am in a bit of a state.

I am limiting how often I'm in public of course but circumstances mean I can't avoid wearing them for hours a day.

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Helenluvsrob Wed 23-Sep-20 22:36:41

Probably but there is no evidence that a face shield without a ,ask is any better than nothing to protect you or others and anecdotal reports that hairdressers wearing just a shield were more likely to get infected than with a mask.

How are you wearing them for “ hours a day “ unless you have an occupational requirement for ppe ?

coronarona Wed 23-Sep-20 22:50:24

Travel + work (sometimes) + general daily mask wearing activities.

Some days I can pretty much wear them all day, others not at all. None mask days I can feel an improvement.

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Bluelinings Wed 23-Sep-20 22:52:25

No. Face shields offer protection on top of masks but are no substitute for masks.

www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/22/face-shields-ineffective-trapping-aerosols-japanese-supercomputer-coronavirus

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