BRC issues face covering specification following member requests


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.

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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.

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