What is a surgical mask?
A surgical face mask is designed to loosely fit around your mouth, nose and chin. The aim of a surgical mask is to prevent the spread of infectious diseases and viruses by acting as a barrier to droplets in the air. The mouth and nose are entry points for bacteria and viruses, so by keeping these covered, you reduce the chances of catching disease. They can also reduce the risk of passing on any secretions to others. Surgical masks can also act as a reminder to the user, not to touch their mouth or nose.