Issues experienced while a face mask during the coronavirus pandemic in the UK 2020

In May 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic, 39 percent of survey respondents in the UK reported when they wore a face mask it steamed up their eyewear/glasses, with the same share of respondents said they experienced feeling too hot when wearing a face mask. On the other hand, 17 percent reported no issues when wearing a face mask.

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Experiences of unwanted issues while wearing a face mask during the coronavirus pandemic in the United Kingdom (UK) as of May 2020

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Sources

Release date

May 2020

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

May 11 to May 17, 2020

Number of respondents

Approx 1,000

Special properties

UK adults who have worn a face mask outside

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Question was worded in the source as: "Which of the following, if any, do you experience when using a mask?

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