The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that face coverings should be worn in public where social distancing is not possible to help stop the spread of Coronavirus.
While snoods are not intended to be used as medical-grade face masks, SilverGuard’s IONIC+™* snoods are made from IONIC+™ silver technology which provide an added antimicrobial layer of protection.
*Formerly known as X-STATIC®
Snoods are available in two colours and three sizes.
IONIC+™ * silver technology is used in all SilverGuard products. In light of the current health pandemic, ensuring soft fabrics are not a vector of transmission providing a hosting surface for bacteria and viruses is crucial.
SilverGuard’s IONIC+™ textiles provide visible protection and removes doubt. The silver fibre is clearly visible in the final product making it the only textile product guaranteed to have the active ingredient present.
SilverGuard has the ability to deliver a wide range of fabric derived products across industries including healthcare, retail, hospitality and leisure.
*Formerly known as X-STATIC®
Frequently Asked Questions
Our snoods come in three sizes – Small, Regular and Large. Small snoods offer a youth fit. Regular snoods will comfortably fit teens and most adults. Our large snoods are suitable for a larger physique.
Our snoods are washable and reusable. They are infused with pure silver, so washing them does not reduce the antimicrobial effects.
Our snoods only need to be sterilised or laundered when soiled:
- Sterilising: Sterilise both sides with 70%+ alcohol sanitiser and let dry
- Laundering: Snoods are washable at 40°C or 105°F. Do not bleach, do no use fabric softener as it causes a build-up of unnecessary chemicals and do not tumble dry. Wash dark colours separately. Drip dry, preferably in the sun.
Face coverings are not classed as PPE. They are not manufactured to a recognised standard and not CE marked. Face coverings including face masks and snoods are designed to limit the spread of infection, such as Human Coronavirus. Our snoods are not intended as medical grade face masks.
SilverGuard snoods are not certified medical devices. However, various studies have shown the efficacy of the IONIC+™ silver layer in inhibiting bacterial and virus growth – reducing 99.9% of pathogens on fabric within a four hour period.
The evidence suggests that face masks and other face coverings can help protect each other and reduce the spread of the disease if someone is suffering from coronavirus, but not showing symptoms. The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that face coverings should be worn in public where social distancing is not possible to help stop the spread of Coronavirus. Many countries have made the wearing of face coverings and masks mandatory in certain conditions or they are highly recommended to be worn. In the UK for example, from the 24th July 2020 it has become mandatory to wear a face covering on all public transport and in shops, including supermarkets, indoor shopping centres, banks, building societies and post offices.
Face coverings are not a replacement for normal precautionary hygienic measures such as handwashing, not touching ones face, coughing or sneezing into a tissue or elbow and keeping a proper social distance from other people. Always ensure one’s hands are clean by practicing appropriate hand hygiene.
Please refer to current UK government guidelines on face coverings here.
Face coverings are not suitable for babies or children under 36 months or primary aged children who cannot use them without assistance, or those who may have problems breathing while wearing a face covering. Children should be supervised at all times when using a face mask or other face covering, and they are not recommended for infants who may struggle to breathe with a covering or even choke if they put parts in their mouth.
SilverGuard believes that where possible, non medical face coverings should not be for single use to help reduce the burden on the environment. According to some estimates, globally we are using 129 billion face masks and 65 billion plastic gloves every month. While some face masks are disposable, SilverGuard face masks are reusable, making them more environmentally friendly.
SilverGuard face masks and snoods are reusable, and washable over 100 times making them both cost-effective and environmentally friendly.
Due to health regulations, snoods are considered personal items and may not be exchanged or returned for resale. SilverGuard face coverings will only be replaced if defective in materials or construction.
Yes, our face masks and snoods are manufactured in the UK.
Yes, we can custom-make snoods in your brand colours. Please contact us for more information.