General information about mouth-nose-cover masks based on information from the Federal Center for Health Education Germany

The term of "official approval" or "release" is difficult to use in the context of mouth-nose covering, as there is no standard for this type of mask in Germany or Europe.

In contrast to medical products such as medical face masks (so-called "surgical masks") or particle filtering masks (so-called "FFP", "filtering face piece"), there are no official test criteria for mouth-nose covering.

The aim of the MNB is to protect the person opposite from droplet infection.

"Mouth and nose covers help to protect other people from fine droplets and particles that are ejected when speaking, coughing or sneezing, for example. (Source: BzGA)

Classification of the smile by eGo

On June 23rd the Bavarian Ministry of Health gave the following answer to a request from the Bavarian Hotel and Restaurant Association regarding smile-by-eGo:

After examination by the Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety, the smile-by-eGo meets the following criteria:

- Is declared as a mouth and nose cover
- completely covers the mouth and nose area
- diverts or removes the exhaled air and its air flow and
- reduces or decelerates the speed of the respiratory flow and droplet ejection, e.g. when coughing and sneezing.

So this is more a mouth and nose cover in the sense of an everyday mask / community mask than a face visor.
According to the Bavarian Ministry of Health, this clear mouth and nose cover is an alternative to the community masks.