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Wearing a face mask can feel uncomfortable when the weather is hot and humid.
But it's important to do so in public — no matter how high temperatures get. If you're heading outside this weekend and dreading the thought of wearing a face mask, here are 5 ways to stay cool:
Don’t be tempted to wet your mask to cool it down. A wet mask may be less effective at trapping virus particles and allowing air to flow properly.
If you ever feel dizzy or faint while wearing your mask, it’s important to get out of the heat as soon as you can and look out for any signs of heat-related illness.
Our Chief Medical Officer, Prof. Dr Maureen Baker, is ready to help. Just drop your comment into our latest Facebook post. She'll pick the best question of the day and post a reply. #askMaureen
Quote of the day
When all of us wear masks, we protect each other.
Cameron R Wolfe, infectious disease specialist