Statement on the current regulation of the federal government regarding the wearing of FFP2 masks
Dear Copperline Community in Germany,
Due to the recent announcement by the federal government of a stricter ordinance on wearing masks, we have received a large number of inquiries on this topic in the past few days.
Please note our following statement: Politicians only have certified MNS / OP masks (whose certification only relates to protection when breathing out, but not when breathing in) and certified FFP2 / KN95 / N95 masks (whose certification only relates to the Protection when inhaling, but not when exhaling), approved for use on buses and trains as well as when shopping. In Bavaria only masks of the latter category are allowed.
Even if the Copperline mask protects both when inhaling and exhaling - and also kills all viruses and bacteria (which none of the approved masks can do) - we are too innovative and too new for the European authorities to have a separate category for the Certification of our type mask. We have therefore decided to have an insert filter certified, which is also inserted into the mask and thus turns the mask into an approved mask. This process will take a few weeks to complete.
For the very short term, we suggest that you wear your Copperline mask and then wear a disposable surgical mask or FFP2 mask in public transport. The antiviral protection with the destruction of the Covid-19 viruses, which the approved masks do not have, comes through the Copperline mask. Thus one has a double protective function. As soon as you have left the public transport, you can put the cover mask back in your pocket. Until certification one has to make do with this intermediate state.
So that you can equip yourself adequately with surgical and FFP2 masks, we will make them available to you in our webshop as soon as possible. If you already need larger quantities of personal protective equipment, please send us a message using our contact form.
Of course, politics had to resolve the issue in a big way. We can understand that you cannot publicly represent a mask or mask type that is in the price category of a copperline mask due to the high-quality antiviral raw materials, although it is known to everyone who deals with the topic by destroying the viruses represents the better solution.
We are still completely convinced that the Coppermask can successfully counteract COVID-19 and are doing all we can to ensure that you can wear a Coppermask anytime and anywhere.
We thank you for your continued support. Stay healthy!
Your Copperline Europe team