»Virustatic® Shield« mask
edelweiss Virustatic® Shield is a brand-new protective product for the professional as well as the whole family. Created by scientists and approved by biochemists, it helps stop the spread of airborne viruses. Suitable for all ages. The lightweight, reusable shield moulds to your face. It can be worn for hours at a time.
🦠 Unique antiviral coating neutralises up to 99% of airborne viruses
🥽 Protects your critical virus infection points: nose, mouth and ears
🔁 Washable and reusable (up to 5 Washes)
🔬 Effectiveness scientifically confirmed by independent university laboratories
Low breathing resistance and light fabric ensure a comfortable fit
When do I need to wear a Virustatic Shield?
If you cough or sneeze, Virustatic Shield can cut the risk of spreading infection. Healthy people only need a mask if risking contact with others who may be infected. You need to wear a shield if you are out in public, in the proximity of others, if you are isolating at home with family members or others and if you have the virus to avoid transmission to others.
- out in public
- in the proximity of others
- if you are isolating at home with family members or others
- if you have the virus to avoid transmission to others
Will Virustatic Shield stop me infecting other people?
Virustatic Shield offers two-way protection. It can protect others from harmful viruses breathed out through it. But it only helps when combined with strict personal hygiene.
What is the right way to wear Virustatic Shield?
For maximum protection, pull over your head to cover your nose, mouth and ears. Ensure a snug fit. Rolling or pinning the Virustatic Shield will not reduce its effectiveness and can be achieved with non piercing accessorises. Accessories include male, female and children’s hair accessories eg clips, ties, bobbles, section clips, grips, butterfly clips, fitted under the back of a cap.
For maximum protection, fold the Virustatic Shield in half and double up the layers.
Can I wear the Virustatic Shield inside out?
Yes. Virustatic Shield’s protein coating works in both directions. So it doesn’t reduce the antiviral effect if you wear it inside out.
Can I fold my Virustatic Shield over?
Yes, it’s fine to fold Virustatic Shield, as long as you cover your nose, mouth and ears. In fact, a double layer of the fabric increases the anti viral effect.
Does Virustatic Shield lose its shape?
Virustatic Shield is manufactured to the highest standards from natural fibre materials to allow the coating to impregnate the fibres. Prolonged wear without washing may result in the fabric becoming loose. Tightening with a clip will support repeated wear and hand washing will help restore its original shape and fit.
Can a child wear a Virustatic Shield?
Virustatic Shield is suitable for all ages. One size fits all.
Can I wash my Virustatic Shield?
Yes. We recommend a minimum of five washes in warm water without detergent. Our recommendation is conservative and is based on testing and an analysis of the available science. Washing will restore its original shape and fit after prolonged use.
How often should I wash my Virustatic Shield?
You do not have to wash the shield after each wear, as a guideline we can give a wearing time of 50 hours. This is not a must. In principle, the Virustatic Shield can be washed according to your personal feeling or if the fabric becomes dirty.
How to wash my Virustatic Shield?
We recommend that you wash your Virustatic Shield by hand in warm water without detergent. Alternatively, the Virustatic Shield can also be washed in the washing machine, using a quick wash cycle at 30° degrees and without detergent, ideally in a laundry net and without any other laundry.
Can I dry Virustatic Shield on a radiator or in a tumble dryer?
We do not advise drying on a radiator or in a tumble dryer. High temperatures can damage the antiviral coating and reduce its effectiveness.
Can I iron my Virustatic Shield?
We do not recommend ironing Virustatic Shield. High temperatures can damage its antiviral coating.
Can I dry clean my Virustatic Shield?
No. We do not recommend dry cleaning your Virustatic Shield.
Will it provide 100% protection against viruses?
No device can guarantee 100% protection against viruses. The Virustatic Shield effectiveness is improved when used alongside government-issued hygiene guidelines.
How else can I protect myself against viruses?
Wash your hands frequently with soap and clean water. Cough and sneeze into a paper tissue and dispose of it immediately. Avoid touching your eyes, ears, nose and mouth.
It is only possible to return the product if the Virustatic Shield packaging is unopened. All of these features will be checked on any return before a refund can be made.
Does the Virustatic Shield have a CE mark?
Yes the Virustatic Shield product is CE marked and is classified as a Class 2 PPE device.