1. Clean your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub (made up of over 60% alcohol or 70% isopropanol) before you put on your mask.
2. Hold the mask by its tapes or loops, then tie the mask around your head or put the loops around your ears.
3. Make sure the mask completely covers your mouth and nose, and that there are no gaps between your face and the mask. If you are using a surgical mask, press the nose piece around your nose.
If you are using a mask with ear loops, you can use a plastic clip or tie to join the ends together at the back of your head to make sure it fits securely on your face.
Make sure that your mask does not have holes or a valve, as if you have COVID-19, you can breathe out the virus.
Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth or the front of the mask while wearing it.
If the mask gets soiled or damp, replace it with a new one.