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Libraries giving 'How to' advice to residents

Face masks

Gateshead Council's library service continues to support residents to help them to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

Over the last week some companies, including Tyne and Wear Metro operator Nexus, have started to encourage people to wear cloth face masks while in confined spaces. In response to this libraries staff have created 'How to' videos to show residents two simple ways they can make their own face mask using things they will already have around the house.

For anyone wanting to use a face mask the reusable cloth kind is being encouraged. The paper masks should only be used once and although not recyclable some are being put in the recycling bin which contaminates the load.

Since library buildings closed in March the libraries service has continued to help people across the borough in a number of ways, including activities for young people to do, continued support for people of retirement age and providing PPE to frontline staff.

How to make a face mask from cloth and elastic bands or hair bobbles

How to make a face mask with a t-shirt

Face masks
20 May 2020

Gateshead Council's library service continues to support residents to help them to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

Over the last week some companies, including Tyne and Wear Metro operator Nexus, have started to encourage people to wear cloth face masks while in confined spaces. In response to this libraries staff have created 'How to' videos to show residents two simple ways they can make their own face mask using things they will already have around the house.

For anyone wanting to use a face mask the reusable cloth kind is being encouraged. The paper masks should only be used once and although not recyclable some are being put in the recycling bin which contaminates the load.

Since library buildings closed in March the libraries service has continued to help people across the borough in a number of ways, including activities for young people to do, continued support for people of retirement age and providing PPE to frontline staff.

How to make a face mask from cloth and elastic bands or hair bobbles

How to make a face mask with a t-shirt

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