A salt-coated mask that kills viruses?

Protective mask on face

Researchers at the University of Alberta, Canada, have been researching a surgical face mask with a coating of sodium chloride designed to kill virus particles quickly.

We know that salt is naturally antibacterial and new research has found that viruses can only survive up to 30 minutes on salt (compared with up to 4 days on glass surfaces), more research is being done into this natural approach.

You can read the full article here.


Dear Customers, Friends and Supporters, as you will be aware the Government has announced that most Covid guidance and legal restrictions will be lifted in England from Monday 19 July.  While this move will be welcomed by some of you, we understand that others of you will be more cautious. 

We have decided, therefore, to keep all our current protocols for now, so that everyone will continue to feel safe when on our premises:

  • We will maintain the same social distancing and extra cleansing protocols in place, so a maximum of 5 people in the Adult space and one family unit in each part of the Children’s space. 
  • We ask that, if you are able, you wear a mask in all areas and remove it when the session starts.  
  • There is a full air exchange between sessions, as always, and sessions will be spaced further apart to allow for deeper UV cleaning between.

If you have any questions for us, please do ask.

The Salt Space Team xx