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Should a child wear a mask at home?

Should children wear a mask?

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WHO advises that people always consult and abide by local authorities on recommended practices in their area. An international and multidisciplinary expert group brought together by WHO reviewed evidence on COVID-19 disease and transmission in children and the limited available evidence on the use of masks by children.

Based on this and other factors such as childrens’ psychosocial needs and developmental milestones, WHO and UNICEF advise the following:

Children aged 5 years and under should not be required to wear masks. This is based on the safety and overall interest of the child and the capacity to appropriately use a mask with minimal assistance.

WHO and UNICEF advise that the decision to use masks for children aged 6-11 should be based on the following factors:

WHO and UNICEF advise that children aged 12 and over should wear a mask under the same conditions as adults, in particular when they cannot guarantee at least a 1-metre distance from others and there is widespread transmission in the area.

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Silvia 13 March 2021

This is correct , good and for children's safety

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Babe gal 😍♥️♥️ 25 February 2021

Under 5yrs not allowed to wear mask.hi to u guyz

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Anonymous 15 February 2021

Yeee l think so.because everyone is aloud to wear a mask.asi kwete vana vadoko.

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Anonymous 11 February 2021

Can a person with asthma wear a mask ??

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