The coronavirus pandemic has plunged us all into difficult and somewhat scary circumstances but we want to encourage everyone to avoid giving in to the hysteria, support each other, stay informed and take precautions during this period of lockdown and beyond.
To those who are unable to stay at home or must stay at home in less than ideal conditions, we are thinking of you.
To those at the frontlines of combating the pandemic - healthcare workers, security personnel, caregivers, service industry workers etc. - we see you and acknowledge the sacrifices you must make for all of us. Thank you very much for your service.
To all our customers, we appreciate the continued support, even through this difficult period. If and where you can, please continue to help small businesses like ours stay afloat. While UAC is not fully operational during lockdown, our customers can still order vouchers from us at discounted prices and continue to shop our store for our goods.
Again, let's not succumb to panic and hysteria brought on by fake news. Instead, let's educate ourselves, adhere to government regulations, look after ourselves and each other.
For more information and updates on COVID-19, the lockdown and related government regulations, visit the South African Government's website.
Together we can flatten the curve and get through this crisis, This too shall pass.
Urban Afro Concept Team
We're also selling reusable cotton masks by our partner brand, Ethnique-Afrika, at R50-00 each. Help in the fight against COVID-19 by purchasing these masks to ensure that healthcare workers and the like have access to medical grade masks they need to carry out their work.
Instructions for Use
All face masks should be used in accordance with safe usage guidelines. Clean your hands thoroughly with soap and clean water or hand sanitizer before touching and putting on the mask as well as before and after removing it. Avoid touching the cloth part of the mask while wearing it and refrain from touching your face. Wash face mask in hot, soapy water and iron it BEFORE first use and after each use. Only use the mask when it is completely dry as moisture may compromise its usefulness.
How to put on the mask
Please be aware that use of the mask may present a danger of suffocation or breathing difficulties. If you experience discomfort or difficulty breathing while wearing the mask, immediately discontinue use of the mask. Retreat to some place safe (away from others), wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water (or clean hands with hand sanitizer) and then remove the mask to breathe normally.
Please remember to take the precautions of social distancing, thoroughly washing your hands with soap and water and refraining from touching your face as recommended by the World Health Organization and the relevant health authorities in your country.
How to remove the mask
DISCLAIMER: Our face masks are non-medical products. They have NOT been evaluated for the mitigation or prevention of specific infections or the filtering of bacteria or viruses, including COVID-19, nor have they been approved for medical use by any regulatory authority. The masks are NOT meant to replace medical grade Personal Protective Equipment such as surgical medical grade masks. The mask will not prevent infection from COVID-19 but may help minimize the risk of you infecting others when you speak, cough or sneeze. Please also note that the use of a face mask is NOT intended to replace the precautions recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and national health authorities, such as quarantine (where applicable), social distancing, thoroughly washing your hands with soap and water and refraining from touching your face. The decision to use this product is solely your own.
Please note that we do NOT allow returns on masks for hygiene reasons.