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Dangers of face masks on babies

Last updated by Stephanie.Rosser@essex.gov.uk on Wednesday, July 29, 2020

 

❗️❗️PHE WARNING – FACE COVERINGS FOR BABIES AND VERY YOUNG CHILDREN ❗️❗️

Public Health England have been made aware that face coverings for babies and young children are available for sale in England. Covering a baby or young child's face can be extremely dangerous and pose a choking/suffocation hazard. 
🔹 Children aged under three years of age should not wear face coverings or masks

🔹 Wearing face coverings/masks is not compulsory in any public setting for children aged 3-11