With concerns over the chance of a second peak, reusable face masks are more important than ever in stopping the coronavirus pandemic. Adults and children over the age of 11 are required to wear the face coverings as part of the new guidance. But if you’re struggling to find masks that fit your little ones, Co-op has just the thing with its latest launch.
Co-op originally launched face coverings for adults back in May, and saw unprecedented demand when they first hit the shelves.
The convenience store found that the £3 masks were outselling Co-op milk, eggs and bread on its busiest day during the lockdown.
It’s since sold more than three million face coverings as shoppers rush to stock up when they’re buying their groceries.
Following the huge demand for the products, the retailer launched them on the Deliveroo app to make them even easier to get hold of as Britons tried to stay home as much as possible.
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However, the retailer said demand remains high for children’s face coverings.
Joseph Turner, Co-op Category Buying Manager, said: “As a community retailer with stores in every postal area, we wanted to extend our range to have a suitable offer for the whole family.
“The new face coverings should be worn in line with the latest Government legislation and guidance and are not suitable for anyone aged 3 years old and under.”
The masks are on sale at Co-op’s 2,600 stores around the country now.
They’ll also be available to buy through the Deliveroo app and website later this week, making it even easier to shop the range.
The breathable stretch fabric will fit children and teens between the age of seven and 14.
There are two colour sets to choose from – one with a pink, green and lilac mix, and another with a green, navy and neutral shade.
The face masks join the existing range, which currently offers both reusable and disposable mask types.
The Co-op’s 5-pack Disposable Non-Medical Face Covering and a Reusable Non-Medical Face Coverings are both £3 a pack.
Cloth face coverings have become commonplace after the government announced that they’re mandatory in various indoor settings.
Initially they were only compulsory on public transport and in hospitals, but the Prime Minister has since revised the rules following a rise in cases around the country as well as a better understanding of the science.
They are now required in any indoor places where social distancing is difficult or where you’re coming into contact with lots of other households.
This includes shops and supermarkets, and other places such as museums and places of worship have been added to the list.