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sophiegoesgreen Fri 28-Feb-20 00:18:10

Hi,

Anyone know where I can get a N95 mask from? I'd like to be prepared in case this thing spirals. Can't find any anywhere 😫 at least not from sites I trust. Any ideas?

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HerRoyalNotness Fri 28-Feb-20 00:19:46

B&q? Pharmacy? I ordered a box of 10 on Amazon, they’re shipping in March and was limited to 1 box.

sophiegoesgreen Fri 28-Feb-20 08:14:10

Nope.. haven't got them.. I don't think we necessarily need them right now but I'd be much less stressed knowing we have them if this gets out of control hmm

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boble1 Fri 28-Feb-20 15:01:48

Hi

Have a look online at Toolstation or Screwfix.

endofthelinefinally Fri 28-Feb-20 15:06:27

Gloves and hand washing are much more important than masks.
Masks are only helpful if worn by people who are coughing/sneezing.

I did get some masks on amazon, but that was a few weeks ago and I got them to protect myself from traffic fumes. I think a friend got masks on Wowcher, but I haven't looked.

PrayingandHoping Fri 28-Feb-20 15:06:28

Every expert I've seen in the tele has said a face mask will do nothing as the virus is so small
It will pass through it.

FoamingAtTheUterus Fri 28-Feb-20 15:09:57

The best, full filtration mask is from Screwfix.

Those paper napkin things don't do a thing.[[ www.screwfix.com/p/jsp-force-8-mask-respirator-with-press-to-check-filters-p3/1863F?tc=BA7&ds_kid=92700048793290415&gclsrc=aw.ds&ds_rl=1244069&gclid=Cj0KCQiAkePyBRCEARIsAMy5Scv0BOToWKn1mt6lseeZFpnVYt6BmYWXFJ480ZTJQ2_2atQwehWhpQQaAiYvEALw_wc]]B

endofthelinefinally Fri 28-Feb-20 15:10:33

foreignpolicy.com/2020/01/25/wuhan-coronavirus-safety-china/

endofthelinefinally Fri 28-Feb-20 15:11:14

The link is the current advice to HCPs.

ParisInTheSpringtime Fri 28-Feb-20 15:12:39

I have bought some P3 masks from screwfix as we are heading to Singapore in a few weeks.

sophiegoesgreen Sat 29-Feb-20 08:07:57

Thanks ladies, will have a look. They have said the only masks worth their while are ffp2 or ffp3 (same as N95 or N99)

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