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Where to buy surgical & medical-grade disposable masks online in New Zealand

These online retailers can deliver surgical masks straight to your door.

As multi-use KN95 masks are in short supply in New Zealand and also become less effective if not fitted correctly, surgical masks and medical-grade disposable masks are being recommended as the next best thing.

Surgical masks are often sold in bulk packs, so it can be convenient to buy a pack of 50 or 100 to be prepared for a number of weeks. Keep scrolling to find out where to buy medical-grade disposable masks and surgical masks online.

Where to buy surgical masks online


TGL face masks surgical medical grade

Best Face Masks by TGL

Best Face Masks by TGL has boxes of 50 medical-grade masks in stock. The 3-layer masks meet medical standards ATSM Level 2, EN 14683 Type IIR and AS 4381.

  • Dispatched from Auckland
  • Also available: P2 masks, available in a pack of 20 – for $100 and face shields
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The Market disposable mask

The Market

This New Zealand-based online marketplace for household and personal goods stocks a large range of surgical masks in different pack sizes.

  • Own it now, pay later with Zip
  • Coloured options
  • Other mask types available
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Life Pharmacy surgical masks

Life Pharmacy

A one-stop-shop for your health and beauty needs, Life Pharmacy stocks 3-ply face masks in packs of 50.

  • Laybuy and Afterpay available
  • $5.95 delivery or free when you spend $100+
  • Join the rewards program
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Countdown

Add a box of disposable face masks to your grocery shop when you order online at Countdown.

  • Home delivery starts at $9
  • Click and collect for free on orders over $50
  • Use your Onecard for product discounts and to earn rewards

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Onceit disposable face mask

Onceit

At Onceit you can find masks for every preference and budget, including bulk packs of disposable face masks for kids and adults.

  • Free delivery on some products
  • Afterpay available
  • New deals added regularly
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Paper plus disposable mask

Paper Plus

Not the first place you’d think of when looking for a face mask, but you can buy a pack of 50 3-ply disposable face masks online at Paper Plus.

  • Certifications: CE, ISO, FDA
  • Afterpay available
  • Click and collect or home delivery
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Thin Lizzy masks

Thin Lizzy

Need to purchase some new makeup or beauty products as well as disposable masks? Thin Lizzy now has some in stock that claim to filter out 99% of bacteria.

  • 3-layer design
  • Pay with Zip
  • 50 masks for $14.99
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Amazon disposable mask

Amazon

Amazon is a goldmine for surgical and medical-grade masks. It’s possible to pick up a pack of 50 masks for under $10 and you can opt for express delivery.

  • Easily see which sellers ship to NZ
  • Estimated delivery time before you add to cart
  • Read reviews and questions from other customers

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NZSALE

NZSALE has plenty of options to choose from when looking for a new face mask. Search here for bargains on surgical masks you can’t find in retail stores.

  • Genoapay, Zip and Afterpay available
  • Dispatched in 1-2 days
  • 14-day returns policy
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Catch

Catch

Catch is the shopping destination for discounts. Browse through the mask varieties available here and get yourself a deal that your wallet will love.

  • Read reviews from previous customers
  • Delivery costs $9.99
  • New deals added daily
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Wiggle disposable mask

Wiggle

Wiggle has packs of 50 disposable masks in stock, made with high-efficiency three-layer filter material. You can also find KN95 masks and reusable masks.

  • Priority delivery within 5 days
  • 365-day return policy
  • Other mask types available
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beginning boutique medical grade mask

Beginning Boutique

Treat yourself to a gorgeous new outfit and pick up some medical-grade disposable face masks at Beginning Boutique.

  • Free delivery on orders over $75
  • Express shipping available
  • Pay with Laybuy or Afterpay
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Newchic surgical mask

Newchic

If you’re after surgical masks, Newchic has boxes of 10 or 50 made from 3-layer breathable fabric.

  • Expedited shipping service
  • Buy 1 get 1 free on some products
  • Flash deals
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eBay

eBay

There’s a lot to shop at eBay. When purchasing a surgical mask here, make sure you buy from a reputable seller.

  • Free international delivery for some products
  • A good option for buying in bulk
  • Some sellers deliver to New Zealand
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When should I wear a disposable surgical mask?

The World Health Organization advises that wearing a mask should be a normal part of being around other people while COVID-19 exists in the community.

Even if masks are not required by public health orders, disposable medical masks are recommended for the following groups of people:

  • People aged 60+
  • People with underlying conditions and the immunocompromised
  • People who are feeling unwell with mild flu or cold symptoms
  • Anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 recently or who are waiting for test results.

In New Zealand, a mandate is currently in place that requires the public to wear masks while in public indoor spaces and on public transport. This could be a disposable mask, a reusable cloth mask, or a multi-use KN95 mask. Bandanas and scarves are no longer acceptable as a face covering.

You can check the latest mask advice in New Zealand by visiting the Ministry of Health website.


How do I wear a surgical mask?

According to the World Health Organization, before you touch the mask, make sure you’ve cleaned your hands with an alcohol-based sanitiser or soap and water.

Make sure your mouth and nose are covered by the mask and avoid touching the mask while it’s on to avoid contamination. If you do touch it, be sure to clean your hands afterwards.

When you need to take the mask off, be sure not to touch the front of the mask and remove it from the back and discard it as soon as possible.

The CDC has the following advice for people that wear disposable masks:

  • Do not wear a mask that has gaps around your nose or sides of your face.
  • Surgical masks should be disposed of if they get dirty or wet. Keep another disposable mask in your pocket or bag in case this happens.
  • If you want to have better protection, you can wear 2 masks at the same time such as a disposable mask underneath a cloth mask.
  • To make your surgical single-use mask fit better on your face, use ties or elastic bands to secure it instead of the existing ear loops.

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