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Looking at the website of an "attraction" that I hope to visit on my September 2021 walk, I found this: "MANDATORY MASK -- The use of a mask is mandatory for everyone, only valid surgical masks and FFP2 or FFP3 masks, identifiable CE marking WITHOUT VALVE."

Are any of the masks sold through the Camino Forum store "FFP2 or FFP3"?
 
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Looking at the website of an "attraction" that I hope to visit on my September 2021 walk, I found this: "MANDATORY MASK -- The use of a mask is mandatory for everyone, only valid surgical masks and FFP2 or FFP3 masks, identifiable CE marking WITHOUT VALVE."

Are any of the masks sold through the Camino Forum store "FFP2 or FFP3"?
I found a great source in the US of KN95 masks made by Powecom, which are very comfortable to wear and quite breathable. I bought the black ones, which I think are more stylish. 😅

They also carry the standard disposal masks.

 

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Are the actual types of masks ever checked?? I doubt it..... I'm sure ivar's ones are of excellent quality and sufficient. If anyone is aware of sanctions being applied because their mask wasn't of the appropriate standard it would be useful to know. I doubt it.
 

Kathar1na

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Are the actual types of masks ever checked?? I doubt it..... I'm sure ivar's ones are of excellent quality and sufficient. If anyone is aware of sanctions being applied because their mask wasn't of the appropriate standard it would be useful to know. I doubt it.
Many of these rules rely on the willingness of visitors to simply comply with the rules as they have been set, without the necessity of any threats of a fine or other sanction.

BTW, it is fairly easy to distinguish a cloth mask from a surgical mask (often blue and not made of cloth with a fancy pattern) and a FFP2 mask (typical form). There are handy information posters:

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I saw a picture of surgical masks given to teachers by the Xunta in Galicia, they were blue in colour and on the top bit where the plastic strip goes to mould over the nose they had Xacobeo 2021, if I am going to wear a mask in August then that if it became available to the general public would be my preferred one to take with me.
 

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I found a great source in the US of KN95 masks made by Powecom, which are very comfortable to wear and quite breathable. I bought the black ones, which I think are more stylish. 😅

They also carry the standard disposal masks.

Thanks so much for the link, @trecile. I have been kind of paralyzed looking at the overwhelming numbers of masks for sale. With all the fakes out there, it is good to have the assurance that the seller is selling FDA-authorized KN95 masks.
 

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Thanks so much for the link, @trecile. I have been kind of paralyzed looking at the overwhelming numbers of masks for sale. With all the fakes out there, it is good to have the assurance that the seller is selling FDA-authorized KN95 masks.
One of my younger brothers bought KN95 masks to wear on the airplane when he was flying to Mexico in January. He purchased them from a medical supply store, which had provided me with some of my essential recovery material after my surgery. I think the store was on a list of where to get the things on the other list. But I would expect that any medical supplies store would have them, or refer a would-be purchaser to another which did. Only I would not buy something like that online: too much temptation for the greedy.
 

trecile

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Thanks so much for the link, @trecile. I have been kind of paralyzed looking at the overwhelming numbers of masks for sale. With all the fakes out there, it is good to have the assurance that the seller is selling FDA-authorized KN95 masks.
Yes, I went down the rabbit hole one day of trying to figure out where to buy legitimate KN95 masks, and discovered the site. Their prices are good and they ship for free too! The KN95 masks with ear loops instead of the band behind the head are more comfortable for me, and if I need to make the mask tighter I can tie a little knot in the loops.
 
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Ordered some to try 'em out. Cheaper if ordered direct from the company than through Amazon.
Right, and if you order from Amazon you aren't guaranteed that you aren't getting a knock off. The company that makes the mask has a way to check to make sure that they masks that you receive aren't fake on their site. Look for "Anti-Fake Check" in the green strip under the banner picture on the site.

 
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I found a great source in the US of KN95 masks made by Powecom, which are very comfortable to wear and quite breathable. I bought the black ones, which I think are more stylish. 😅

Test ordered 20 on your recommendation, black, directly from the company. They were quickly delivered, and fit wonderfully well. Satisfied customer! Will order more.... But FYI I discovered yesterday that I can also buy the very same masks, from the very same company, white not black, at my local office supply store. Price not quite as good, but comparable.
 
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