Guidance Pack for Face Coverings


Guidance pack for face coverings in response to the Covid-19 crisis.

This pack is intended to help producers of face coverings intended to be worn in shops, on public transport etc.  These are simple products for which the manufacturer makes no medical benefit claims, or any claims of protection for the wearer. They typically consist of a simple textile rectangle covering the nose and mouth, held in place by elastic loops behind the ears or laces tied behind the wearer's head.

The pack provides guidance notes for producers of face coverings (in PDF) and a checklist to the most recent set of requirements (in Microsoft Excel).  You will also need the guide on “Community Face Coverings” (CWA 17553), which can be downloaded free of charge from a link in the guidance notes.  Please note that there are certain requirements that will be difficult to test, such as air permeability and filtration efficiency; we recommend obtaining this information from your materials suppliers wherever possible.

If you would like more information we have written an article on CE Marking for masks and face shields used for protection against Covid-19

Please note -

  • Once you purchase the pack, you will receive two emails, the second one containing a link to download the pack. The download link will only remain active for 3 days so please make sure you download the pack and save to your computer before this time.
  • The download is a compressed ZIP format and you will need to 'unzip' the file to see the Word and PDF documents contained.
  • VAT will be added at the checkout (total cost is £60).
  • All rights reserved. No part of this document is to be re-sold, reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without prior written consent from Conformance Limited. 

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