BARNSLEY Hospital has released guidance to help you to clean your masks properly.


Shoppers across England have been required to wear a mask since July.


But how do you clean them?


Barnsley Hospital has released information to help clean your masks after a long day of wearing them.


A spokesperson said: “Once you have removed the face mask, store reusable face coverings in a plastic bag until you have the opportunity to wash them.


If the face covering is single use, dispose of it in a residual waste bin and do not put them in a recycling bin.


Wash your face covering regularly. You can use your normal washing powder and wash it with other laundry.


Wash on a high temperature to help kill germs and the virus.


You must throw away your face covering if it is damaged.”