• Thoroughly wash hands with soap and water before touching the mask
  • Check the mask for any tears or holes
  • Find the top side where the metal piece or stiff edge is
  • Ensure that the colored side faces outwards
  • Place the metal piece/stiff edge over your nose
  • Cover your mouth, nose, and chin
  • Keep the mask away from you or any surface when removing it
  • Discard the mask immediately after use, preferably into a closed bin
  • Wash your hands after
  • Adjust the mask without leaving gaps on the side

  • Avoid touching the mask
  • Use the straps to remove the mask

Source: World Health Organization