The Best Mask To Wear On a Plane
Aircraft flights belong to confined spaces. Under the background that preventing and controlling the spreading of coronavirus has become normal, there are more and more challenges and difficulties occurred. What’s type of mask should I wear when flying? Is it appropriate to wear N95 mask during flight? While regulation of flights differs from each other, we are going to show you the general regulations for reference.
Regulations of ordinary passengers
Ordinary passengers are not recommended to wear N95 masks. Ordinary passengers should wear disposable medical masks or disposable surgical mask correctly when entering the plane.
Children should wear special masks for children. If children feel unwell during wearing masks (such as allergy, oppression, shortness of breath, etc.), they should adjust or stop using them in time.
Considering both protection risk and wearing comfort, it is not recommended for ordinary passengers to wear medical protective masks (N95 and above) and various particulate protective masks (such as KN95, N95, FFP2, etc., and masks with exhalation valves or vents).
In addition, flight crew should wear disposable medical masks or disposable surgical mask correctly throughout the whole process. It is also not recommended to wear medical protective masks (N95 and above) and various particulate protective masks (such as KN95, N95, FFP2, etc., and masks with exhalation valves or vents).
Once suspected cases are found in the flight, flight crew should immediately replace medical protective masks (N95 and above) or particulate protective masks without exhalation valves or vents (such as KN95, N95, FFP2, etc.).
Regulations of Key personnel
Key personnel have to wear N95 masks without exhalation valves. Those who have close contact with novel coronavirus carriers and travelers from high-risk areas related to Covid-19 belong to key personnel. These persons can’t enter their flight without wearing a disposable surgical mask or protective mask with no exhalation valve meeting KN95/N95 and they have to wear their mask correctly the whole flight. At the same time, the flight crew should arrange them in the rear row of the aircraft.
In addition to these people, people with fever, cough and other symptoms also need to wear disposable surgical masks or protective masks with no exhaust valve meeting standard of KN95/N95 or above.
It is worth noting that passengers with severe cardiopulmonary diseases should wear masks according to the doctor's instructions. Infants under 2 years old may not wear masks.
When to replace your mask?
The disposable mask should be replaced every 4 hours. For precautions in the use of masks, masks should be replaced every 4 hours. You can also replace your mask once you feel your mask is wet. When changing masks, you had better keep a safe distance away from others. And keep in mind that don’t touch the inside layer of your mask by your hands.
At the same time, you should not wear multiple masks at the same time. Wearing multiple masks at the same time can not effectively increase the protective effect, but make it difficult to breath and make your mask not fit snugly against the sides of your face.
If you find chest tightness, shortness of breath and other discomfort when wearing a mask, you should immediately remove the mask and take a breath in a relatively safe area or keep a safe distance away from others passengers.
How to deal with used masks?
Ordinary discarded masks should be treated as "other garbage", while other discarded masks with suspected pollution should be stored separately and treated regarded as harmful waste.
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