On July 22, 2020, the French Government updated its Cross Ministries Note relating to ‘community masks’ to include specific requirements for face masks with a clear window.
According to the update, masks with a clear window must conform to the following criteria:
‘Community masks’ are face masks used by the general public in daily life. They do not meet the standards necessary for medical use.
The latest update ensures face masks with a clear window maintain the required standards for breathability and filtration.
The COVID-19 pandemic has meant many of us are now wearing face masks regularly in our daily lives. One issue associated with this is that people cannot see the mouth and lips of the speaker. This can create problems for lip readers.
It also hides facial expressions, which can be a major problem for both adults and children, who often need the reassurance of seeing a smile.
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