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MARCH 2021 - SOFTLINES
In March 2021, the British Standards Institution (BSI) published an updated version of the specification for the community face coverings BSI Flex 5555 v2.0:2021-031.
The standard was developed to provide the minimum performance requirements and test methods for community face coverings to ensure that single-use and reusable face coverings are safe for the users and fit for the purpose.
The first version ‘BSI Flex 5555 v1.0:2021-01’ was originally published in January 2021. After getting a wide range of expert comments, the specification has been updated.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been wearing face coverings to reduce the transmission of the coronavirus so as to control the spread of infection. Therefore, there is a need to define the performance requirements for community face coverings.
Following are the key changes in this updated version of the BSI Flex:
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