A national guideline is available for the reprocessing of surgical masks and FFP2/FFP3 masks which allows reuse by cleaning, disinfecting or sterilising.
Because of the COVID-19 epidemic, maintaining supplies of various healthcare materials are running is difficult, including medical devices such as surgical masks and personal protective equipment such as FFP2/FFP3 masks. Under the supervision of the Task Force Shortages, a working group on the reuse of single-use products has been set up in collaboration with various external partners. This collaboration has allowed the development of a national guideline. This guideline aims to guide the validation of the various initiatives that are being put in place in the context of the reuse of surgical masks and personal facial protection.