Following recent government announcements on face masks, you're probably eager to get yourself some quality face coverings, especially if you're going back to work. Well, here we've put together some essential information, and selected a range of trusted retailers who can provide you with the quality face masks you need.
As of this week, it will be mandatory to wear face masks on any public transport in England, with anyone not doing so liable to a fine or refusal to board. Aside from public transport, UK government guidelines for face masks state 'people should aim to wear a face covering in enclosed spaces where social distancing is not always possible'. The bottom line is, wearing face masks will become more common, especially as lockdown continues to ease.
But if you don't have one, don't worry – there are an increasing number of retailers that are producing them, and we've listed our favourites down below. If none of the designs listed take your fancy, check out our how to make a face mask article, which details three simple ways (two with no sewing required) to make a face mask at home. And parents can head over to our guide of where to buy kids' face masks.
Where to buy kids' face masks
Where to buy a face mask in the UK: quick links
Etsy.co.uk – artist face masks from just £3.99ASOS – fashionable designs at low prices Vistaprint – quality, stylish face masks for kids and adults from £13Ebay.co.uk – washable face masks at a bargain priceHYPE – get three face masks for £24.99 with 100% of profits to the NHSSamuel Johnston – Adult and kids' face masks for £5.99 (10% off first orders)Go Outdoors – get Buff face masks, which can also be used as a scarfCotswold Outdoor – get Buff's merino wool patterned face coveringWowcher – A mixture of kid and adult designs at super-low prices
Where to buy a face mask in the UK