The government document advises the public to wear face coverings in crowded places

Cloth face coverings should fit snugly but comfortably against the sides of the face

Secure with loops or ties

Must be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape

Include multiple layers of fabric but allow for unrestricted breathing

The chief medical officer for England urged the public not to buy surgical or medical masks, needed for frontline carers, but to rely on scarves or DIY-type masks instead

The chief medical officer for England urged the public not to buy surgical or medical masks, needed for frontline carers, but to rely on scarves or DIY-type masks instead

Secure with loops or ties

Cloth face coverings should fit snugly but comfortably against the sides of the face

Include multiple layers of fabric but allow for unrestricted breathing

Must be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape