The BRC has produced a specification for use on textile face coverings.
It has done so while working with its members and a major testing laboratory based in the UK.
Available free for all to use, it is aimed at retailers and manufacturers of face coverings for the type of face-covering asked to be worn by the general public when outside and on public transport.
The BRC explained how it has been designed to provide a better performance than a cut-up t-shirt or scarf.
It is not defined as PPE but helps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by the wearer.
This specification was created at the request of BRC members and was designed to meet the following criteria:
- Had to be able to use readily available textile testing methods and test equipment
- Should not impact on the important testing of PPE and medical devices
- Should keep testing lead times and costs to a minimum
See the specification in-full here.