I listened to a podcast the other day, which mentioned face masks. It meant face masks in a beauty contest. Up until recently, that’s exactly what I’d have first thought of on hearing those two words. But now I immediately think of a face covering. How times have changed. I wonder if there will ever be a time again where my default picture for those words returns to a beauty product. I hope so.

I’m due to return to the office during the week of the 10th August. There are a lot of unknowns about this return. How many days? How will it work? I’m working on reducing my anxieties as best as I can and so have ordered my own supply of hand gel, and my own alcohol wipes. I’m also planning on wearing a mask when in all shared spaces - the reception, toilets etc. Up until now, I’ve been using disposable masks from the collection various people have kindly sent us. But it’s time to change that, and so I’ve been researching cloth masks. This is the article I’ve used to help me come up with a set of criteria, and in fact, I’ve ordered one from one of the suppliers listed. Sharing this in case it helps anyone else in a similar situation.