Are surgical masks suitable for indoor use?
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We want to provide you with TIPS for the correct operation and use of health measures in clinics and health centers.
We clarify possible doubts that may arise when using and buying a mask.
These types of masks are Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and are recommended primarily for use by professionals to create a barrier between a potential risk and the user. They may also be recommended for vulnerable groups due to medical indications.
Surgical masks are what we are used to seeing in clinical settings. Its objective is to prevent infected (or suspected infected) healthcare personnel and patients from transmitting infectious agents.
Masks are just a supplementary means of protection. It is essential to continue complying with the rest of the preventive measures recommended by the Ministry of Health