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From 15 June 2020, wearing a non-medical face mask or covering while on public transport will be mandatory for adults and children. Only children under the age of two and those with respiratory issues will be exempt from the rule.
The World Health Organization also advises protective gear should be worn in public where social distancing is not possible to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Finding an adult-sized face mask or covering online is fairly simple now as numerous big name brands, including Mango and Anthropologie, sell them in addition to numerous smaller brands. However, there are less options for children.
To make your search easier, we’ve done some scouting for you and sourced child-friendly designs, that will hopefully making a mask more appealing to your little one, as well styles appropriate for different age groups.
Best non-medical face masks and coverings you can buy online for children
Suitable for children up to 10 years old, each mask, which measures 16x10cm is made from 90% polyester and 10% elastane for maximum comfort.
Children’s Face Mask | £6.99
Each mask is handmade using three layers: two layers of 100% soft cotton, plus a filter. The mask fits ages three to 10.
There are numerous child-friendly designs too, from unicorns and ballerinas, to dinosaurs and cars.
The masks come in two sizes: a small fits ages three to 10 and a large fits 10 years to adult.
Made from 100% cotton, each mask if fully lined and there are six playful animal designs to chose from including a lion, bunny and dog.
Happy Kids Face Mask | £13
Each mask is suitable for ages three and up, and is made out of a lightweight inner layer that wick away moisture.
They also include adjustable straps for additional support and a better fit.
The London brand has created a whole range of face masks for children. Each mask has been constructed from a close-weave 100% cotton outer layer and a 100% polyester intermediate layer.
There are two sizes: extra small for children aged three to six, and small, for ages seven to 12.
Due to high demand the brand is currently only selling its pack of four face masks.
The children’s face coverings are available in three sizes suitable for children aged three to 16 years old.