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.
New scheme allows for easy recycling of used masks and turns old disposable masks into raw material for re-use
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
The features to look out for, how effective they are, and what users think needs to be improved
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
Face mask litter is a big problem, but for now, recycling them isn't the answer
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