What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 and R

Our professional surgical masks are are EN14683:2019+AC:2019 type 2 due to the Bacterial Filtration results.

Our results for test below

EN14683:2019+AC:2019Overall Level Achieved = Type 2

Bacterial Filtration Efficiency-BFE (Pass Type 2)
Microbial Cleanliness(Bioburden) (Pass Type 2)
Breathability(Differential Pressure) (pass Type 2)

Type 1 = 95% or more bacterial filtration

Type 2 – 98% + bacterial filtration

“R” donates the splash resistance of the mask. This is required in Surgery for protection against incidents such as blood spray from ruptured arteries.

There is a shortage of supply for the NHS and critical workers, and the supply chain needs to be protected, Then do you really need “R” version as this really only applies to being in theater where you may need protection from sprays of blood. Yes you need to protect yourselves and other but we do not need to create shortages for the NHS. Using a type 2 for personal protection should suffice and would be more protective than a face covering.

People in England should now aim to wear face coverings on public transport and in some shops, the UK government has said.

A document outlining new coronavirus lockdown rules suggests face coverings for enclosed spaces where social distancing is not always possible.

That advice had already been recommended by the governments in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

People are also allowed to meet one person from another household outside.

It came after Boris Johnson announced on Sunday a “conditional plan” to begin lifting England’s coronavirus lockdown.

He said the public should exercise “good, solid, British common sense” in adapting their lives to the next phase of the coronavirus response.

“As more people return to work, there will be more movement outside people’s immediate household,” the guidance says.

“This increased mobility means the government is now advising that people should aim to wear a face covering in enclosed spaces where social distancing is not always possible and they come into contact with others that they do not normally meet, for example on public transport or in some shops.”

Premium Quality Medical Face Masks can prevent splashes and sprays from others, like coughing and sneezing, from reaching the mucus membranes of your nose, mouth and throat.

Face masks are ideal for everyday use in public, especially for those who frequently use public transport. They are easy and comfortable to wear, thanks to their soft, elasticated ear loops and lightweight design. These masks are 3 ply, breathable and odourless.

Our professional ultrasonic welded face masks are EN14683:2019+AC:2019 compliant with CE certification. Achieved ISO 13485;2016 and EN ISO 11737-1:2018 Microbial Cleanliness = How Hygenically clean is the mask (Test incorporated into EN14683 Testing )

Coronavirus: Public advised to wear face coverings in PM’s 50-page plan for lifting lockdown

The government is advising people in England should wear face coverings in enclosed spaces where social distancing isn’t possible.

People should aim to wear face coverings in enclosed spaces where social distancing is not always possible, including on public transport and in shops, the government has said.

  • From this week those with jobs in food production, construction, manufacturing, logistics, distribution and scientific research in laboratories should return to the workplace
  • The government wants children of key workers and those who are vulnerable to go back to school at once
  • Guidance is being amended to clarify that paid childcare, for example nannies and childminders, can restart work
  • The government is now advising that people should aim to wear a face covering in enclosed spaces where social distancing is not always possible and they come into contact with others that they do not normally meet, for example on public transport or in some shops. Homemade cloth face coverings can help reduce the risk of transmission in some circumstances
Face masks

Why a professional surgical mask?

Surgical masks are made in different thicknesses and with different ability to protect you from contact with liquids. These properties may also affect how easily you can breathe through the face mask and how well the surgical mask protects you.

If worn properly, a surgical mask is meant to help block large-particle droplets, splashes, sprays, or splatter that may contain germs (viruses and bacteria), keeping it from reaching your mouth and nose. Surgical masks may also help reduce exposure of your saliva and respiratory secretions to others.

Surgical masks are not intended to be used more than once. If your mask is damaged or soiled, or if breathing through the mask becomes difficult, you should remove the face mask, discard it safely, and replace it with a new one. To safely discard your mask, place it in a plastic bag and put it in the trash. Wash your hands after handling the used mask.  

Professional ultrasonic surgical face mask