Despite the island recording a comparatively low number of Coronavirus cases, preventative measures are still firmly in place with the Governor of Bali insisting everyone wear a mask should they need to leave their villa for work or essentials. With the whole island looking to cover up during COVID-19, Little Steps has created a handy list on where to source masks in Bali.
WHICH MASK SHOULD I WEAR?
While the disposable, three-layer surgical mask is recommended as the most effective in terms of limiting human to human transmission of the virus, most pharmacies on the island have been out of stock for some time. That being said, it is wise to check your local Kimia Farma or Guardian Pharmacy regularly to see if a new shipment has arrived as they tend to sell out immediately. Local hardware stores may still have stock of N95 masks, but these also sell out fast, so check regularly! At a recent government press conference, the director-general for disease control urged people to use cloth masks if possible and save the supply of surgical and N95 masks for medical workers. Luckily, fabric masks are now readily available across the island.
WHERE TO SOURCE MASKS IN BALI:
As we are all being asked to isolate and stay home as much as possible, let your fingers do the walking and shop for masks online!
Try these websites to source your mask and have it delivered to your door:
Ace Hardware – Often out of stock online but you might be able to pick up an N95 mask in store. Check the website for a store nearest to you.
tokopedia.com – A popular online shopping network that offers a variety of different masks for sale and delivery.
Frockk – Gorgeous cotton, linen pleated face masks protecting the whole family. Head to the website, and the ‘contact us’ tab to order with free delivery in Bali.
IbuBumi Bali – Colorful batik cotton double-layered masks for adults and kids. Buy in a pack of two via their insta @ibubumibali or FB page or WhatsApp them +62 81338136779. Also available from Cafe CousCous
Love Anchor Canggu – A bazaar in Batu Bolong featuring local designers. They are selling tropical print fabric masks online. Simply direct message them via their Facebook Page or email them: email@example.com.
Free Fabric Masks For Those In Need:
With COVID19 restrictions resulting in the loss of thousands of jobs across the island, many organizations have been established to distribute free fabric masks to those who cannot afford to purchase them. Check out these Instagram/Facebook accounts to find out where to source masks for those who need them most:
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