OEKO-TEX is one of the world’s best-known independent labels for textiles tested for harmful substances. It stands for customer confidence and high product safety. In the test they take into account numerous regulated and non-regulated substances, which may be harmful to human health. In many cases the limit values for the STANDARD 100 go beyond national and international requirements.
The foam selected for these face coverings has achieved class 1 grading, which means it is suitable for skin contact and for use with babies and toddlers. However, it is important to note our face coverings are available in adult sizes only. Please refer to health authority and government guidance on suitability of face coverings for children and vulnerable people.
The Vita Group has over 25 years’ experience supplying solutions based on materials science to medical and healthcare services. As an existing supplier of protective face coverings, Vita can leverage its technology to provide protective solutions. We have developed two versions of face coverings for different requirements. The foam in both possess the same level of chemical purity (minimum volatile organic compounds – VOCs), independently tested and are awarded the highest level of skin contact certification.
Social distancing and good hand hygiene remain the best ways to protect yourself and others against coronavirus. However, many governments around the world now mandate that face coverings are required where social distancing is more difficult to achieve.
Scientific advice shows that well fitted face coverings can prevent exhaled larger droplets and smaller aerosol particles from spreading by capturing these when we cough, sneeze or talk. Evidence suggests these particles can carry a significant viral load that can survive for hours or even days. To be effective, face coverings do not need to be surgical or respiratory grade personal protective equipment (PPE).
Face coverings are mandatory on public transport in the UK and many governments around the world now require people to wear face coverings in public places or where social distancing is difficult to achieve.
Face coverings suitable for indoor or outdoor use – retail visitors, hospitality venue visitors and many more. For more information on VS1 press HERE.
Face coverings suitable for indoor or outdoor use – retail workers, commuting on public transport and many more. For more information on VS2 press HERE.
Before using your face covering for the first time, wash your face covering and your face – and then wash your face covering after every use. We recommend washing at 60C in a laundry bag and air drying for best results. This temperature is recommended by the WHO (World Health Organisation). Make sure your face covering is completely dry before you use it. Always wash your hands before and after handling your face covering.
It is a scientific fact that experiments have shown that wearing a face covering properly can significantly reduce the droplets and aerosols ejected from a person’s nose and mouth. When you where a face covering that fits properly, little or no droplets were released into the atmosphere when you cough or sneeze. It is important to wear a face covering properly to reduce the potential spreading of the virus. Many Countries have made the wearing of face covering mandatory, or highly recommended, although views are still being formed. For Country specific guidance we recommend you consider the guidelines issued in your country of residence. Vita Shield is not a medical device or personal protective equipment (PPE). This product is not packed in a sterile environment.
Due to Health Regulations, masks are considered personal items and may not be exchanged or returned for resale. Face covering will be replaced only if defective in materials or construction.
This is not PPE and does not replace any PPE you are required to wear in your workplace.
Please check your government and local heath authority web site for the latest information.
For some people with asthma, wearing a face covering might not be easy and could make it feel harder to breathe. Please check government and local health authority guidance.
Breathability is the ability of a material to allow moisture vapour to be passed through the material. The higher the breathability the more can pass through and the more comfortable the face covering is for the wearer.