Please see the latest advice from the WHO regarding the use of masks in healthcare settings in the context of the coronavirus: WHO mask advisory COVID-19
With the recent BSiF warnings (external link) relating to the supply and use of KN95 face masks we want to point out that we do not stock KN95 (Chinese standard) masks. Our masks are FFP2 or FFP3 certified and tested as such.
FFP stands for 'filtering face piece', these masks are certified as personal protection equipment. They provide a high level of filtering capability and are an effective barrier to both droplets and fine aerosols. The FFP3 designation, which is the equivalent of N99, is the type of respirator mask that is recommended particularly for people in the healthcare sector dealing with symptomatic patients undergoing treatment where aerosols are likely to be generated.