The latest Which? lab tests reveal that the best reusable face coverings can match disposable masks for filtration efficiency, but plenty still fall far short of the mark. We reveal the face coverings to buy, and those to avoid.
Under Armour's Sportsmask is subject to a safety alert from the European Commission, due to the presence of chemical polyhexanide (PHMB), which can be harmful if inhaled. But the brand says there isn't a problem and its still on sale here. We look into what's going on.
With some countries are getting stricter about the type of mask you can wear in an attempt to fight more easily spread COVID-19 variants, we look at when to replace your mask and what to consider when buying
Our first independent test of reusable face masks reveals wide variation in effectiveness, and the surprising way washing your mask can make it work even better
We look into the science behind face masks with antimicrobial fabrics and coatings - and try some out - to find out if they're worth buying
Amazon has launched a dedicated face mask store, designed to help customers find and buy the most suitable face mask more easily. It looks slick, but when we looked into the listings we uncovered some worrying issues.
What you can do if you want to show you're exempt from wearing a face covering when out and about. We explain where you can find free downloadable exemption cards, or buy cards and badges.
Find out how to make wearing a face covering more comfortable, and get into the habit
The WHO has changed its guidance, recommending disposable medical masks in specific circumstances, and heightened advice for over 60s. We explain the latest advice on face masks, as high street retailers start selling stock.