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Style Best clear face masks: Where to buy a transparent face covering for lip readers and showing off a smile

18:47  27 july  2020
18:47  27 july  2020 Source:   hellomagazine.com

6 of the best non-medical face coverings for men

  6 of the best non-medical face coverings for men Yahoo Lifestyle is committed to finding you the best products at the best prices. We may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page. Prices were correct at the time of publication. For many of us, non-medical face coverings or masks have now become a daily fixture in our lives. As of 15 June 2020, wearing a face mask on public transport to help defend against the coronavirus is now compulsory in the UK. This news followsFor many of us, non-medical face coverings or masks have now become a daily fixture in our lives.

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Face masks are a part of our daily life now, so there's a chance you'll own more than one. You might have a sporty one for the gym, a leopard print one for your going out wardrobe or a floral face mask for your summer BBQ, but do you own a transparent face mask that will help anyone who is hard of hearing? Probably not. Lipreading is a common technique used by people who have, or are developing, hearing loss. Also, as hearing deteriorates with age, many turn to lipreading for visual clues.

If you’re in any of these demographics, you’re less likely to wear a face mask in public

  If you’re in any of these demographics, you’re less likely to wear a face mask in public A new study has found people living in the north of England are the least likely to wear a face covering in public. YouGov figures – collated by the Financial Times – listed a series of demographics that show who is most and least likely to wear face masks to protect against the spread of coronavirus. Northerners lead in the stats, being almost 5 per cent less likely than the national average to wear a face mask, while the working class, people aged 25 to 49, people living in the Midlands/Wales, Conservatives, Leave-voters, men, southerners (excluding London) and people aged 50 to 64 all fall below average too.

When fashion blogger Luke Christian, who also happens to be deaf, was a guest on BBC Radio 4, he spoke about face masks and how hard it is for the deaf community. "Since people now have to start wearing masks it’s made me feel a lot more anxious about going and about in public," he said. "Especially into shops because I just don’t know how I’m as a deaf person going to be able to understand people. Because I do rely on lip-reading, and facial expressions/facial movements play a big part in this as well. So if there’s big face masks covering half of people’s faces, then that is something that me personally, and lots of other deaf people, are really going to struggle with."

You might have a relative or a friend who's hard of hearing, or you might work in an industry that requires a smile, whatever the reason, scroll down for our pick of the best transparent clear face masks…

Face Coverings to Be Compulsory in England’s Shops From 24th July as Fines Announced

  Face Coverings to Be Compulsory in England’s Shops From 24th July as Fines Announced As of 24 July, face coverings will be mandatory in shops and supermarkets in England, and shoppers caught not wearing one could face a fine of up to £100. Children under 11 and those with certain disabilities will be exempt from wearing a face covering - though health advisers encourage everyone to wear one if they can. "There is growing evidence that wearing a face covering in an enclosed space helps protect individuals and those around them from coronavirus," said a Number 10 spokesperson.

Clear face masks you can buy for lip reading

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Black face mask with clear window, £6.59, Amazon

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Floral Liberty pattern accessible clear face mask, £32.99, NotOnTheHighStreet

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Breathable communicator mask with clear window, £12.26, Etsy

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Confetti pattern clear face mask, £28.95, NotOnTheHighStreet

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Transparent gingham face mask, £15.52, Etsy

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Daisy pattern face mask, £9.99, Amazon

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Face masks in shops: NI Chief Scientific Officer sets out why we need to wear them .
Protect others, protect yourself - wear a face covering to prevent COVIDA face covering will protect others if the person wearing it is spreading the COVID virus. It will also protect the person wearing it if someone else nearby is spreading the virus. The benefit is greatest when everyone wears a face covering where appropriate.

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