DIY face mask: Dr Ellie Cannon makes a protective covering from a piece of cloth

To wear a face mask or not to wear a face mask? It's the subject of growing debate. If you've made up your mind to get one but they're all sold out then Dr Ellie Cannon has the answer. Try making your own using a piece of cloth, kitchen towel and some elastic bands.

  • Put a piece of square cloth on a table

  • Fold one end into the centre

  • Fold the other end into the centre

  • Place the paper towel in the centre

  • The fold each end of the towel again into the centre

  • Place each elastic band on each side

  • Fold the cloth into the middle

  • And that's it! Place you mask on