Make a cloth face mask/covering – includes very easy no-sew option using an old t-shirt

Gov.UK has instructions for really easy to make cloth face coverings – there’s a no-sew option using an old t-shirt, you just need to cut out the relevant shape from the t-shirt.  There’s also a really easy sewn version using fabric.  Please be aware that these face masks are not guaranteed to protect the wearer, but they can help to protect others from  your coughs and sneezes, this is why their use in public is being recommended more and more.

Information from Gov.UK:

Wearing a face covering

A cloth face covering should cover your mouth and nose while allowing you to breathe comfortably. It can be as simple as a scarf or bandana that ties behind the head.

Wash your hands or use hand sanitiser before putting it on and after taking it off and after use. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth at all times and store used face coverings in a plastic bag until you have an opportunity to wash them.

Do not touch the front of the face covering, or the part of the face covering that has been in contact with your mouth and nose. Once removed, make sure you clean any surfaces the face covering has touched.

You should wash a face covering regularly. It can go in with other laundry, using your normal detergent.

When wearing a face covering, take care to tuck away any loose ends.

Face coverings should not be used by children under the age of 2 or those who may find it difficult to manage them correctly. For example, primary age children unassisted, or those with respiratory conditions.

This information is a guide to making a simple face covering. We do not endorse any particular method and other instructions are widely available online. Always take care to use equipment safely to avoid injury. Children should only follow these instructions under the supervision of adults.