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Re: Ill-fitting masks
« Reply #18 on: Thursday 10 December 20 15:43 GMT (UK) »
I find going down steps when wearing a mask quite difficult.  The mask rides up and my view is slightly obscured. 
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Re: Ill-fitting masks
« Reply #19 on: Thursday 10 December 20 16:15 GMT (UK) »
Perhaps we've all got the wrong shaped faces?
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Re: Ill-fitting masks
« Reply #20 on: Thursday 10 December 20 16:29 GMT (UK) »
Well, I do know that one of my ears is slightly higher than the other.  I discovered this when wearing sunglasses many, many years ago.  This means that glasses sit slightly crooked, same with the mask.
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Re: Ill-fitting masks
« Reply #21 on: Thursday 10 December 20 16:46 GMT (UK) »
That's very far from unusual. Very few of us have really symmetrical faces.
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Re: Ill-fitting masks
« Reply #22 on: Thursday 10 December 20 16:56 GMT (UK) »
All they need do is pull the mask down to their chin, no need to remove.
but to pull it down you are touching the front and and then allowing the inside of the mask to touch previously exposed skin potentially picking up contamination.

Not sure what mask you wear pharma but most people I see & my own, the mask covers from below eyes & over/below chin onto neck.

I ask to see their features i.e. eyes, nose & mouth which doesn't require any previously exposed skin to be touched...

Use forefinger & thumb, pull down to chin (mask is already covering right below the chin)?

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Re: Ill-fitting masks
« Reply #23 on: Thursday 10 December 20 19:25 GMT (UK) »
Today in m+s cafe I saw something which made me think,  why bother.

Apart from 60 people eating drinking and chatting to all and sundry, without masks as they are eating, there was a young lady with a tiny baby at one table, at least five people of grandmother age went over and leaned totally into mother and baby, ooh isn’t  he lovely, how old is he, etc etc, all this from about 30 cms away.  I despair
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Re: Ill-fitting masks
« Reply #24 on: Thursday 10 December 20 19:40 GMT (UK) »
Wonder if the “ space” measurements were given in inches or yards would people understand better!

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Re: Ill-fitting masks
« Reply #25 on: Thursday 10 December 20 19:59 GMT (UK) »
The problem I can see re pulling down masks rather than removing it from one ear is the strain it puts on the elastic. If you are asked to do this several times when you are out, it could stretch or even snap it. I have yet to find a mask that is really comfortable.
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Re: Ill-fitting masks
« Reply #26 on: Thursday 10 December 20 20:06 GMT (UK) »
I think you'll find that PharmaT is better qualified than most of us to comment on how to use a face mask.  :)
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