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Lockdown Facemask Challenge

25 April 2020
Dear Companion,

The Government is not currently advocating the wearing of masks by anyone who is not working on the frontline, however, the UK’s chief scientific adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, has confirmed a review is ongoing.

Masks are worn to try and protect the people around you/the community. People who are asymptomatic can have CV19 and spread it to others without realising they are contagious. Washing your hands, not touching your face and social distancing are the best way to protect yourselves. But it is possible that we will either be required or at least advised to wear face masks in public places and on public transport in due course. Other countries have gone down this route.

As we all know from reports in the media, PPE supply chains for the health care sector are strained, so some of our number have started to sew masks for use in due course by our guests and volunteers. Please find attached easy CFM sewing instructions. The only thing you need is a sewing machine and, of course, the materials. I have also attached some helpful washing instructions.

Once you have made them, please send your masks to:

Kate Mackenzie
32 Cross Deep
Twickenham, Mddx TW1 4QW

If you have any queries, please send them to Annie to forward to the Companions who are leading this project – the writer would not know one end of a sewing machine from the other.

Thank you in anticipation and for all your support for this and our other endeavours at this time. Keep safe and God Bless.

Paul Letman
Chair, Companions

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