Question:

With covid19 , we are allowed to wear masks on Shabbos. In shul face shields are not good as they must be worn with masks to prevent germs. My question is can you wear a face shield alone outside your home or is that considered carrying on Shabbos

Answer:

The poskim say that the reason we may wear a mask outside on Shabbos is because it is worn to protect the body, and therefore it is considered a beged. A face shield is also worn for the same reason- to protect the body. Therefore it is permitted, even if (according to the local authorities) it isn’t as good as a mask, it is still being worn for protection and permitted.

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