Parents should not buy face masks for children under three because they can cause choking and suffocation, Public Health England has warned. The public health body made the announcement on the eve of face coverings becoming mandatory in shops throughout the UK. It made the move after becoming aware that masks and covering are being sold aimed at youngsters. Professor Viv Bennett, chief nurse at the agency, said: ‘PHE has been made aware that face coverings for babies and very young children are available for sale in England. ‘Guidance is clear that children under the age of three years should not wear face coverings or masks. ‘These masks should not be used as they are potentially dangerous and can cause choking and suffocation. ‘If you or your child is unwell with the symptoms of Covid-19, then you should get a test and stay at home until you get the result.’ Parents should not buy face masks for children under three because they can cause choking and suffocation, Public Health England has warned (stock picture) Government advice states that any child who is not able to remove the masks on their own should not be wearing any face covering. It’s important… Read full this story
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