Our COVID-19 Products
As recommended by the South African Department of Health, wearing fabric face masks and face shields in public, along with other social distancing, assists to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus (also known as Coronavirus).
As we know, the general public should not be trying to find medical-grade N95 or surgical masks as those are in critically short supply and are reserved for the use of healthcare workers and medical first responders. It is recommended that we wear disposable or reusable cloth masks that will keep us from spreading the virus to others. Should you require medical masks, these are available on request.
Face masks and coverings should not be placed on children under the age of two, or by anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
Face shields with a visor cover your eyes, nose and mouth and can be worn over glasses, medical and dust masks for that added protection. This is helpful to protect the face from coming in direct contact with harmful particles or fluids. Most importantly, the shield prevents one from touching the face. The adjustable strap makes it easy to adjust the fit for all sizes. Easily washable with anti-bacterial soap, and should be handled with care and washed immediately after use.
Fabric Cloth Face Masks
We support South Africa’s Clothing and Textile Manufacturing Industry and have sourced our fabric face masks for general public use locally.
A fabric face mask for the general public is only part of a broader solution to curb the spread of COVID-19 and it must always be used in combination with other hygienic methods of prevention. They should not provide a false sense of protection that leads to a lapse in the application of proper preventative measures, such as personal hand hygiene, respiratory hygiene and physical (social) distancing.
These recommendations serve as suggested guidelines. They have been developed through engagements with research from authorities such as the World Health Organisation (WHO), the textile and polymer science programme University of Stellenbosch, Cape Peninsula University of Technology and staff at the National Department of Health and the Department of Trade, Industry, and Competition.
Cloth masks cannot prevent the risk of contracting the virus in aerosol form (as found in a contaminated atmosphere), since this requires the presence of very fine and highly specialised filters. Given that evidence indicates that the virus appears to largely exit through the mouth of an infected individual in droplet form (during coughing or sneezing), it is believed that the fabrics and filters used in fabric or cloth masks can play an important role in reducing the community transmission of the virus. It is also believed that any mask may be better than not wearing a mask.
Fabric Selection for Fabric Cloth Masks
To ensure optimum performance as a barrier:
- Thicker fabrics will provide more resistance if they have a tight weave but must allow easy breathing during wear.
- Fabrics should not allow liquids to move through them. They should exhibit an amount of water resistance.
- They should be breathable to allow water vapour to escape and not condensate on the inside.
- Fabrics must be easily washable and fast drying.
- The most important factors are, easy breathing and comfortable to wear.
Designs for Fabric Cloth Masks
Bearing in mind that different fabric constructions and innovations allow for different properties and functions, there is merit in a mask designed from at least two layers of suitable fabric or three layers of such fabric (two layers plus an extra third barrier layer in the centre).
Masks must be designed to fit properly, ideally covering at least 50% of the length of the nose and fit to 25mm under the chin.
Instructions for Using Fabric Cloth Masks
The wearer should ensure the masks have been appropriately washed and disinfected before use
That children should be supervised at all times when using a cloth mask, and they are not recommended for infants who may struggle to breathe with a mask or even choke if they put parts in their mouths.
Just Aid Brands Mask Specs
Cloth Mask Specs
No Official Certification Required.
3ply Cloth masks
Layer 1- Anti bacteria and odour
Layer 2- Filter fusing barrier
Layer 3- Teflon repellent
All washable in warm water. Tested for 50 washes.
Spunbound Disposable 3 Ply Mask
30 gsm non-woven Spunbound polypropylene
Filtration Efficiency > 99%
Initial Resistance 30 (Pa)
(For supply to Medical Health Services – Government legislation) – quotes available on request KN95/FFP2/N95 – Official Certification
FDA + CE approved + ECM, GTS Technical Construction approved – Certification available.
Efficacy of face shields against cough aerosol droplets from a cough simulator. Health care workers are exposed to potentially infectious airborne particles while providing routine care to coughing patients. A coughing patient simulator and a breathing worker simulator to investigate the exposure of health care workers to cough aerosol droplets, and to examine the efficacy of face shields in reducing this exposure.
Our results showed that 0.9% of the initial burst of aerosol from a cough can be inhaled by a worker 46 cm (18 inches) from the patient. During testing of an influenza-laden cough aerosol wearing a face shield reduced the inhalational exposure of the worker by 96% in the period immediately after a cough. The face shield also reduced the surface contamination of a respirator by 97%. When a smaller cough aerosol was used, the face shield was less effective, blocking only 68% of the cough and 76% of the surface contamination.
In the period from 1 to 30 minutes after a cough, during which the aerosol had dispersed throughout the room and larger particles had settled, the face shield reduced aerosol inhalation by only 23%.
Increasing the distance between the patient and worker to 183 cm (72 inches) reduced the exposure to influenza that occurred immediately after a cough by 92%. Our results show that health care workers can inhale infectious airborne particles while treating a coughing patient.
Face shields were inferior to two models of surgical face masks tested
Face shields can substantially reduce the short-term exposure of health care workers to large infectious aerosol particles, but smaller particles can remain airborne longer and flow around the face shield more easily to be inhaled. Thus, face shields provide a useful adjunct to respiratory protection for workers caring for patients with respiratory infections. However, they cannot be used as a substitute for respiratory protection when it is needed. Face shields are highly effective for immediate protection from large particles such as bursts of coughing and sneezing. The shields become less effective as the particles become smaller and remain airborne over time
There is currently no universal standard for face/eye protection from biological hazards.
Face shields are considered Class I medical devices that are exempt from Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Pre-Market Notification, but are subject to the FDA’s Quality System Regulation.
Face masks (surgical, medical, etc.) that incorporate a face shield or visor into their design are considered Class II medical devices and required to submit an FDA application.
Hand Aid Sanitizer
WHO (World Health Organization) and SABS approved
Hand Aid Sanitizer quickly kills bacteria, fungi, yeast and viruses that can cause infection or illness.
What are Hand Sanitizers
Hand sanitizers are liquids generally used to decrease infections by removing common pathogens or disease causing organisms. Hand Sanitizers are used as a simple means of infection control in a wide variety of settings,
Formulations of the alcohol-based type are preferable to hand washing with soap and water. Hand Sanitizers are more effective at killing microorganisms – bacteria, fungi, yeast and viruses.
What Impact do hands carrying bacteria, germs and viruses have.
Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Many diseases and conditions are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water.
Adenoviruses are usually spread from an infected person to others through close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands, through the air by coughing and sneezing and touching an object or surface with adenoviruses on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands.
How germs get onto hands and make people sick
Germs can get onto hands if people touch any object that has germs on it because someone coughed or sneezed on it, or was touched by some other contaminated object. When these germs get onto hands and are not washed off, they can be passed from person to person and make people sick.
Protects against germs anytime, anywhere!
Simple, convenient, fast and effective.
Our World Health Organisation recommended and SABS approved solution for sanitized protection, leaves your hands feeling refreshed & non-sticky.
Hand Aid Sanitizer quickly kills bacteria, fungi, yeast and viruses that can cause infection or illness. This fragrance free alcohol-based hand sanitizer leaves hands soft yet instantly clean.
Protects against 99.9% of germs. A tried, tested and approved, formula Hand Aid Sanitizer is the quick and efficient way to sanitize your hands without the need for additional soap and water.
Conveniently sized bottles are ideal for all uses, personal, home and office
- It’s the Healthy Safe Choice!
- Recommended and approved by leading health and testing authorities.
- Safe & Quality Tested
- Fast & Effective and easy to use
Features & Benefits
Simple, convenient, fast and effective.
Sanitize your hands without the need for water
Convenient sized bottles suitable for all uses, personal, home and the office or workplace.
Colour and fragrance free
Suitable for use in food processing and healthcare areas
50 ml, 100 ml, 250 ml and 500 ml
Apply a small amount onto your dry hands, and then rub hands for 60 seconds.
WARNINGS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
- For external use only.
Avoid contact with eyes. In case of eye contact, flush with water.
Discontinue use if skin irritation occurs. If condition Persists consult a doctor. Keep out of reach children. If swallowed, seek medical attention.
- Flammable keep away from heat
- Storage Instructions
Store in a cool, dry place (below 25 degrees C).
STORE OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
- Nutritional Composition
Ethanol (70 %)