As part of South Africa’s Level 4 lockdown regulations, it will be mandatory to wear a fabric mask in public from 1 May, 2020.
Regional Programme Manager Janet Wilkinson has shared her tips, and a very useful video, for making your own washable, reusable face masks by hand. No sewing machine required!
“As making masks was never my intention at the start of lockdown, I did not prepare, or gather supplies to make swish masks”.
“I made these over the weekend, from what I had in my cupboard, including kitenge fabric from a Rwandan market (originally bought to make a pair of everyday trousers)”.
“You can also use old t-shirts to cut up for the ties if you don’t have elastic, tape or shoelaces to spare”.
Watch the video and be inspired to make your own masks!
- In no way are these intended as medical-level PPE for health-care workers, etc.
- Obviously always wash your hands, and don’t touch your face.
- Use strong (70% alcohol-based and higher) sanitiser.
- Adhere to social distancing and current lockdown regulations.