Use of respirator masks by persons who are at higher risk from COVID-19

Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA)
Record ID 32018002227
Authors' objectives: This evidence synthesis was used to inform advice provided to NPHET to address the following policy question: Should there be a recommendation for persons who are classed as at higher risk from COVID-19 (‘high risk’ or ‘very high risk’, according to HSE classification) to wear respirator masks (FFP2 or equivalent, or respirator masks with higher filtration efficacy), with the goal of their personal protection?”
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2021
Requestor: National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET)
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Ireland
MeSH Terms
  • COVID-19
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Masks
  • Coronavirus Infections
  • Personal Protective Equipment
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