Lions Face Mask Challenge #Masks4All

Lions Clubs International Multiple District 410

Lions Clubs International has been actively working with our clubs around the world and monitoring the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which is changing the way we live, work and serve. 

LIONS MD410 FACE MASK CHALLENGE
One of the many challenges facing our communities at the moment is the acute shortage of face masks.

Owing to the current restrictions that we are facing, our citizens, including Lions members are self-isolating themselves within their homes. 

For those members who have access to sewing machines or who know of community volunteers who will be willing to partner with local Lions Clubs and become involved, we are challenging you all to make 100% cotton fabric face masks which can be used for additional protection against the NOVEL COVID 19 VIRUS. These face masks can be used to avoid being contaminated by exposure to sneezing and coughing and also to protect yourself when touching your own face. “The average person touches their face 2,000 to 3,000 times a day, 3-5 times a minute.”

These face masks are reusable and can be washed several times.

PLEASE NOTE: These face masks are not compliant with our SAHPRA (South Afrivan Health Products Regulatory Authority) requirements, This must be stipulated to all beneficiaries/recipients of the masks. They can merely be used as a precautionary measure.

The instructions and video below provide guidelines on how YOU and YOUR CLUB can become involved and make a significant difference:
Examples of Face Masks sewn according to the above guidelines.

References: 
https://www.westerncape.gov.za/department-of-health/news/covid-19-cloth-masks-public-use
https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2020-04-01-you-dont-have-to-wear-face-masks-but-you-should-zweli-mkhize/

Acknowledgements:
Deaconess Health System, including Henderson's Methodist Health, Evansville, Indiana, USA
Port Shepstone (410E) Lion Lady Chantell Harcourt 
Lions MD410 ALERT Chairman Neville Van Rensburg

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Lions Clubs International

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