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It is now mandatory to wear a face covering on public transport and in shops in England. Face coverings will be compulsory in more indoor spaces from 8 August including cinemas, museums and places of worship. Full advice on our masks hub here.

Some sellers will charge prices far above the average, also known as “price gouging”. We encourage consumers to compare options before making a purchasing decision.

Our top in-stock picks – October 2020

Children's washable fabric face masks - for boys and girls - UK handmade

Children's washable fabric face masks - for boys and girls - UK handmade from Etsy

These fun and colourful kids face masks are made from 3 layers of 90-100% natural fabric, are handmade in the UK and available for fast dispatch.
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Kids' face covering mixed characters - 3 pack

Kids' face covering mixed characters - 3 pack from Regatta

A lifestyle face mask which comes in a variety of colours and prints. This mask is antibacterial, machine washable and reusable.
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Fashion masks. Assorted designs & sizes. Free delivery
Fashion masks. Assorted designs & sizes. Free delivery

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Kids Disney character cotton face mask - Handmade in the UK
Kids Disney character cotton face mask - Handmade in the UK

Etsy

Where to buy child sized face masks

1. Etsy
Popular homemade craft website Etsy has a huge range of masks, including child and youth sizes handmade in the UK.

  • UK stock
  • Handmade options
  • Free delivery on some items

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2. eBay
eBay has lots of kids face mask options including handmade and professional child size masks.

  • Global marketplace
  • Free shipping on select items
  • Fast shipping options

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3. Wowcher
Deals website Wowcher has several fun and colourful reusable children's masks for sale.

  • UK stock
  • Fast shipping
  • Colourful fabrics

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Frequently asked questions

Should children wear face masks?

The latest policy from the UK government is that people in England, aged two and over, should wear a face-covering when in shops or on public transport. When it comes to children, face-coverings should not be used by those under the age of two, primary age children who may find it difficult to manage them correctly unassisted, or those with respiratory conditions.

What kind of material is best for a child’s mask?

Homemade or purchased cloth masks are suitable for a child over the age of two, although ensuring the right size and fit is very important. According to the CDC, pleated masks with elastic are likely to work best. Find out how to buy a cloth mask or make your own here.

What if a child is scared of wearing a mask?

Parents should encourage their child to practise wearing a mask at home before going out with one on, while trying to ensure they do not touch their face. If your child doesn’t understand the need for masks, focus on the idea of germs and explain that sometimes people wear masks when they are sick, and when they are better, they don’t need to wear them anymore. Parents could also try putting a mask on their child’s favourite stuffed animal or toy character, decorating a mask or showing their child pictures of other children wearing masks.

What about face masks for children with special health needs?

The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that high risk or severely immunocompromised children should wear an N95 mask to best protect themselves. The families of these children are also encouraged to wear surgical masks if they are sick.

However, when it comes to healthy children over the age of two, medical masks should not be worn. Instead, they need to be reserved for healthcare professionals. If healthy children need to wear a mask out in public, they should use a securely fitted cloth mask.

Do children have to wear face masks at school?

Kids above primary school age only have to wear masks in school when moving around corridors and communal spaces where they’re more likely to mix with other years groups or teachers outside of their usual classroom environment. This means face masks do not have to be worn in classrooms.

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