Sussex Face Masks
Buy Local – Sussex Face Masks
Our sister company based in Sussex, England Hope Gap Designs, are hand-making Silk face masks for those of you that have been looking for a fashionable face mask or covering when traveling to work on perhaps public transport or in the Cities around the UK.
Cotton Face Masks
The company is also hand-making cotton face masks with their own unique Scandinavian style prints. They come in a range of colors and styles and all have a unique 100% cotton breathable lining.
Multi-Use Muslin Pouch
All Hope Gap Designs face masks come in a free re-useable protection pouch, so after coming in from exercise, a walk, work, or public transport, you can remove your face mask and pop into the pouch for safekeeping and it also acts as a protective barrier to your home and household from any droplets that may reach the front of the face mask.
They are totally universal and as some USA States and Countries around the world have now introduced strict guidelines that the population must wear a fabric face mask or covering when venturing outside their home, to exercise, walk, to work, or on public transport.
Child Face Masks
Hope gap designs are also making face masks for your children and in much smaller sizes in wonderful hand-printed nautical seaside prints. For more details visit their Etsy store.
The masks are only to give the end-user some protection from air droplets from other passers-by, from the coronavirus virus. The masks are not medical standard and CANNOT be used in a hospital setting, but will offer some protection if caring for an elderly family member.
CDC continues to study the spread and effects of the novel coronavirus across the United States. We now know from recent studies that a significant portion of individuals with coronavirus lack symptoms (“asymptomatic”) and that even those who eventually develop symptoms (“pre-symptomatic”) can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms. This means that the virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity—for example, speaking, coughing, or sneezing—even if those people are not exhibiting symptoms.
In light of this new evidence, CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
Watch for symptoms
These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
When to Seek Medical Attention
If you develop any of these emergency warning signs* for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
- his list is not all-inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.
PLEASE CONSULT A MEDICAL PROVIDER 111 (UK) FOR ANY OTHER SYMPTOMS
Call 999 if you have a medical emergency: Notify the operator that you have, or think you might have, COVID-19. If possible, put on a cloth face covering before medical help arrives.
If you are in the UK and at home and if you think you might have the virus, you can now go online to the government health site and order a test to be sent to your home address – CLICK HERE
For any face mask inquiries please contact us here