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Lewes District Council Advise on Disposing of Face Masks

Unfortunately items like face masks are found loose in bins, mixed recycling collections and even littered around our local environment. Face masks cannot be recycled, and can pose a significant risk of transmitting the Covid-19 virus. When used face masks make their way into recycling sorting facilities they put all the key workers there at risk.

In line with government guidance, used face masks should be securely bagged before being thrown away and if anybody in your household is isolating, you must double bag all your personal waste (including face masks, tissues etc.) and put it aside for 72 hours before presenting it for collection. If possible use washable face masks rather than disposable ones.

How to Protect Yourself from COVID19 Scams

According to Action Fraud, ‘Criminals are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to try and get their hands on your money and personal information. To date, Action Fraud has received reports from 2,378 victims of Coronavirus-related scams, with the total losses reaching over £7 million.’

Please see the advice shown  here  on how to protect yourself from these types of scams.