Masks are a key measure to suppress the spread of COVID-19 and save lives.
Wear a mask, especially when you can't physically distance, to limit the risk of getting COVID-19.
People wearing masks are protected from getting infected. Masks also prevent onward transmission when worn by a person who is infected, whether they have symptoms or not.
Most people should wear fabric masks. Medical masks are recommended for certain groups, including people aged 60 or over and those with underlying health conditions, as they are more likely to become seriously ill with COVID-19.
Masks should be used as part of a comprehensive ‘Do it all!’ approach including: physical distancing, avoiding crowded, closed and close-contact settings, improving ventilation, cleaning hands, covering sneezes and coughs, and more.