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KN95 filtration masks

£1.95£5.07

  • 5-Ply thickness KN95 filtration masks for added protection against Covid-19
  • Help protects the wearer and others from large droplets
  • Filters out at least 95% of particulates as small a 0.3 microns
  • Lightweight, comfortable and breathable

These KN95 filtration masks are suitable for care home staff, health care facilities or personal assistants and carers. They help minimise the risk of infection from coronavirus/Covid-19 for both the key worker and the person they care for.

Like surgical/medical masks, these 5-ply masks help to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in larger droplets coughed, sneezed or expelled when taking.

However, these KN95 filtration masks offer additional protection by filtering out at least 95% of particulates as small a 0.3 microns breathed in by the wearer (when bought with a filter).

Please note that although these masks limit the spread of large droplets expelled by the wearer and reaching the wearer’s face, they only filter out small particles breathed in by the wearer, not those breathed out.

They are lightweight, comfortable and breathable, and designed to fit snuggly across the mouth, nose and jaw to provide everyday protection.

To offer maximum protection, they should fit tightly. These makes are a standard one-size-fits-all – 17.5 x 9.5 cm – but may not fit everyone exactly.

They are disposable, but some advice suggests that they can be reused in certain cases or specific ways – scroll down below for more information on reusing filtration maks.

These masks adhere to the Chinese standard for these types of masks. They are largely equivalent to N95 masks (the US standard) and FFP2 masks (European standard). Scroll down for more on the different filtration mask standards.

These masks are available with or without the respirator filter. Only those with the filter offer additional protection for the wearer.

Individually packed or in packs of 5, depending on your order quantity. KN95 masks without the respirator are individually wrapped and have full instructions on the packaging.

Standard: GB 2626-2006 KN95. Current brands in stock: DR MFYAM, LaiYin.

For larger orders than 50 items, please email shop@disabilityhorizons.com for bulk pricing. We can help schools, care agencies or any other organisation achieve large order quantities or weekly supplies with very competitive pricing.

Government guidance recommends cloth face masks for the general public, while filtration face masks are reserved for health and social care workers.

These products are being sold to help people with carers and personal assistants, or for smaller care agencies or organisations who are finding it difficult to obtain appropriate PPE from other sources.

We also support people with disabilities, health conditions or those in ‘clinically vulnerable’ groups and their families who wish to choose a higher level of personal protection than the Government is recommending for the general public. 

Please scroll down for advice on Direct Payment or Continuing Healthcare budgets to help pay for PPE, and links to further reading on what PPE to choose, how to wear face masks and safely disposing of PPE.

These masks have been sourced by the Disability Horizons Shop from a reputable UK PPE supplier.

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These products are being supplied to help people who employ carers and personal assistants who are finding it difficult to obtain face masks from their local authorities, healthcare agencies or online.

Government advice is that the general public should use cloth face masks, and that filtration masks, medical masks, face shields and visors are reserved for health and social care workers.

We also support people with disabilities, health conditions or those in ‘clinically vulnerable’ groups and their families who wish to choose a higher level of personal protection than the Government is recommending for the general public. 

Reusing filtration masks

In April, articles from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) said that filtration masks can be used for ‘extended use’ or ‘mask rotation’.


Extended use is where the same mask is worn when in close contact with different people or patients with the same respiratory disease in the same place.

Mask rotation involves using one mask for a task or contact with some, then leaving it at least 72 hours – and ideally exposing it to high heat or UV light – before using it again, allowing any virus particles to die off. Buying multiple masks means one can be used while others are ‘quarantined.’

The masks would still have a time-limit though, only being used five times in total. It’s also worth keeping in mind that this advice is aimed at hospitals, and recent calls by nurses have been made to stop this practice.

Filtration mask standards

Filtration masks come in different levels of performance, often labelled FFP2, FFP3, P3, N95, N99 or N100.

The names essentially relate to where they’re made and which standards they meet, and some are equivalent to others. For example, FFP2 masks are very similar to N95 ones with a minimum of 94% and 95% filtration consecutively.

You can find out more in this comprehensive article on the differences between N95 vs FFP3 and FFP2 masks.

Direct Payments and Continuing Healthcare budgets

Due to the unprecedented changes caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Government has allowed flexible use of Direct Payments and Continuing Healthcare budgets.

If you employ any assistants or staff for your care, this includes the ability for you to buy PPE. Please check with local guidance to see if this applies to you and your Direct Payment or Continuing Healthcare budget.

Can I use my direct payment to buy PPE for PAs I employ?

If your existing direct payment contains funding to purchase PPE for your PA, you should continue to use that funding to purchase PPE. If you, or your PA, cannot obtain PPE in this way, or your direct payment is not set up to fund PPE, you should ask for assistance from the local authority or CCG that provides your direct payment who should help you to get the PPE you require.Department of Health & Social Care

If you’re not sure what type of PPE is best for you, your family or health and care workers, visit our comprehensive guide to personal protective equipment.

Make sure you watch the World Health Organisations’ videos on putting on a face mask, and read the Government guidance on how to safely dispose of PPE and face masks.

With or without respirator

KN95 mask, KN95 mask with respirator

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