Today whilst shopping in Coles at Middle Camberwell they are sellng 50pk of Softmed disposable face masks discounted from $45 to $36. These are white 3ply and described as Fluid resistance and single use only. The pack doesn't list any BFE %
nor any certifications(ARTG 333133, level 3). Probably not the best form a protection however may be a decent alternative to material options many people are wearing. According to the Softmed site this product is certified. These may be older stock as the expiry date is 2022
I recently bought a similar product from MyChemist for $44.10 during a 10% weekend deal, it's now listed as $49. The sale listing on their website lists the product certifications. The pack I received from MyChemist clearly indicated BFE>99% and lists an expiry of 2025 on the packaging, so appears to be newer stock. If you are looking for the certified option the MyChemist alternative may be better. Free shipping for over $50, otherwise $8.95. Woolworths also sell a product for $40/50pieces which could be another one to consider. I've not seen it in store so may be hard to come by.
From Coles email update:
Until Thursday 30 July, we're offering 20% off the following mask, hand sanitiser and glove products in all our Victorian stores*:
- Softmed Surgical Masks 50pk (level 3) - $36 (was $45)
- Ozguard Hand Sanitiser 750ml - $10.40 (was $13)
- Taoto Disposable Vinyl Gloves Medium 100pk - $10.40 (was $13)
*whilst stocks last. There is a one pack per customer limit on masks, and a two pack per customer limit on hand sanitiser.
Softmed website specifications:
3PLY surgical disposable masks on elastic earloop, nose clip.
ASTM Class 1 Level 3
Size – 17,5cm x 9,5 cm
1 Layer PPSB 25g 18,5cm light blue
2 Layer Meltblown 25g 17,5cm white
3 Layer PPSB 25g 17,5cm white
BFE not less 99%
Fluid resistance 160hhMg
Microbial cleanliness 25-27 cfu/g