Aldi becomes the first supermarket to stock coronavirus face masks

Aldi becomes the first supermarket to stock coronavirus face masks – selling a two-pack of reusable cotton coverings for less than a fiver (and they’ve already sold out online)

  • Aldi is selling two-pack of reusable cotton coronavirus face masks for £4.99 
  • Comes after new they’ll be mandatory on public transport from the 15th of June 
  • They are available in one size, are double layered and also machine-washable
  • Aldi noted that it is a general use face covering, and not medical device or PPE 
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

Aldi is selling a two-pack of reusable cotton coronavirus face masks for less than a fiver – and they’ve already sold out online. 

With face masks becoming mandatory on public transport from the 15th of June, the budget supermarket has added Ladies and Mens’ Reusable Fabric Face Masks to its Specialbuys range. 

The £4.99 masks, which come in one size, are double layered, ideal for covering both mouth and nose, are made from machine-washable (up to 95 degrees) cotton and are available in store from Sunday 14th June.   

The elastic lace makes them easy to attach behind the ears, and the cotton fabric ensures a soft and comfortable wear, so you can cover your face time and time again.

Aldi (pictured) is selling a two-pack of reusable cotton coronavirus face masks for less than a fiver

 The £4.99 masks (pictured), which come in one size, are double layered, ideal for covering both mouth and nose, are made from machine-washable (up to 95 degrees) cotton

And if you need more than two, Aldi, who has become the first supermarket to stock coronavirus masks, will also be selling a ten pack of disposable face coverings for £5.79 – in all stores from Thursday.

According to Aldi’s website, they are designed for those ‘looking for that extra peace of mind during unprecedented times.’

The description continues: ‘This is a general use face covering. It’s not a medical device or personal protective equipment. It is not intended for use in healthcare settings.’ 

It comes after Grant Shapps announced that face coverings are to be made compulsory on public transport from June 15 to help quell coronavirus last Thursday.

The two-pack cotton face masks have already proved popular and sold out online – but will be in stores from June 14

Public transport is gradually getting busier after the government urged people to go back to work where possible 

The Transport Secretary unveiled the new rule for train, bus and Tube travel as he told the Downing Street briefing that makeshift masks can reduce the spread – following weeks of accusations that ministers were dragging their heels on the issue

Mr Shapps said the ‘challenges’ for the network were ‘increasing’ as more people go back to work and schools and shops reopen. 

‘We are doing what many other countries have asked transport users to do,’ he said. ‘The evidence is that wearing face coverings offers some, albeit limited protection.’

Mr Shapps said while the rules would be mandatory and ‘ultimately’ people could be fined, he did not believe they would need much enforcement.

 ‘Wearing a face covering helps protect others,’ he said. ‘Why wouldn’t people want to do the right thing? We are all desperate to get rid of coronavirus.’

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