Most face masks on sale do not comply with regulations, according to National Standards Authority of Ireland

The body has taken steps to fast-track a new standard for face coverings


The Irish Times reports that the body has worked with the Department of Health, the HSE and the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission to fast-track a new standard for face coverings. 

The standard, known as SWiFT 19, should be printed on packaging for products that meet the criteria.

It's designed to reassure consumers that a mask protects against the spread of the virus, is made of suitable material and is comfortable to be worn for a period of time.

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