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Ditch face masks which fail to comply, urges HSE

Businesses have been warned about face masks which do not provide sufficient coverage.

The safety alert has been issued by the Health and Safety Executive, which says the KN95 masks do not comply with European standards and are likely to be accompanied by fake or fraudulent paperwork.

The affected masks are also known as filtering facepiece respirators.

HSE advice says personal protective equipment cannot be sold or supplied as PPE unless it is CE marked, except items organised by the Government for use by NHS or other healthcare workers which have been assessed by the HSE.

Masks which are not CE marked and cannot shown to be compliant need to be removed from supply.

The HSE says they are unlikely to provide the required protection.

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