Video: How to make your own face mask in 10 minutes

with reporting from Digital Desk staff

The Government are advising the public to wear face coverings as an additional hygiene measure.

The news was announced on Friday and will form part of the first phase of the Roadmap for the Reopening of Society and Business on Monday.

People over the age of 13 are being encouraged to wear face coverings in public, but they are not mandatory.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said at today's government announcement on the easing of Covid-19 restrictions that it will not be a legal requirement for people to wear a face covering.

“We will be asking to wear them in busy enclosed spaces like a shop but it is not going to be a legal requirement. The reason for that is that all the science around it indicates it may be beneficial, it is not a substitute for washing your hands properly and social distancing,” he said.

Here, sewing pro Kate Owen shows how to make your own…

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