16 May

KN95 or Surgical Face Mask NZ – Which to Buy

In New Zealand the KN95 face mask, or equivalent FFP2, N95 or P2 face mask are recommended by the experts as being the best option, with disposable face masks coming in second. They can both have a place, depending on your circumstances.

You may chose to buy some of each, to use at different times, depending on where you are and who you are with. Importantly, make sure you always keep a supply of face masks on hand.


COVID is here to stay, so we will all need to decide and adapt as to how we are to live with it – and living with it does not mean ignoring it.


FFP2 or KN95 face mask NZ

KN95 face masks are multi layered, and use a mechanical filter to block up to 95 per cent of harmful particles – hence the ‘95’ in its name.

ZOOM Pharmacy supplied quality FFP2 Face Mask meets the EUROPEAN respiratory standard. Class FFP2 NR. YDE2. Standard: EN 149:2001+A1:2009.

KN95 and FFP2 face masks can offer hours of protection when in high-risk indoor settings where there is no or little ventilation. They have a very tight seal around the face, with the fit being snug on all sides of your face.

You can keep a stock of them, wear them once, then set aside for four days before re-using.

Particular respirator face masks are manufactured and tested all over the world, but identified by which international standard they meet:

  • KN95 is the Chinese respiratory standard
  • FFP2 is the European respiratory standard
  • N95 is the United States respiratory standard
  • P2 is the Australia/New Zealand respiratory standard

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Disposable surgical face mask NZ

These are a great, cost effective option behind the KN95, FFP2, N95 or P2 face mask. These are the ‘blue’ medical masks you see everywhere, but it can get confusing because “non-medical”, “medical” and “surgical” are all used to describe them – and they can all meet different standards.

ZOOM Pharmacy supplied quality Surgical Face Mask meets safety standard: EN14683 Type IIR. Get three layer security, with ear loops, and filter rating: BFE99+ hypoallergenic. 

 


Be prepared with a COVID Home Care Kit

Your ZOOM Pharmacy COVID-19 Home Care Kit contains: Pulse Oximeter (batteries included), Paracetamol (60 tabs 500mg), Ibuprofen (40 tabs 200mg), Digital Thermometer, Vicks Vaporub (50g tub), Sanitiser Wipes (50), COVID Symptom Diary, COVID Home Care Kit Information Brochure.

A pulse oximeter uses light beams in a sensor to estimate the amount of oxygen in your blood, (without having to take a blood sample) to track and assess how well your lungs are working.

A pulse oximeter & heart rate monitor is perfect to have at home as the ultimate healthcare tool, that allows you to easily keep track of your oxygen concentration levels and heart rate. Widely used by hospital nurses, sports physicians, and paramedics, a pulse oximeter allows you to manage family members’ breathing conditions and attend to asthma requirements.

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