When you have to leave the house, you can choose to wear either a face mask or face shield when outdoors, according to the Ministry of Health’s guidelines.
All preschool and primary school children going back to school on June 2 will also be given face shields or masks, so parents don’t have to scramble to buy.
Doctors say that a face mask or a face shield alone provides adequate protection for the general public. However, those working in high-risk settings should wear both the face mask and face shield. Read on to see what are the pros and cons of both the face mask and shield to see which is more suitable for your lifestyle: