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Government list more places where face coverings are to be worn

The Government has made a further announcement on where face coverings needs to be worn.

Face coverings already need to be worn on:

  • public transport (and in airports, rail and tram stations and terminals, maritime ports and terminals, bus and coach stations and terminals)
  • in shops and supermarkets
  • in indoor shopping centres
  • in banks, building societies and post offices (including credit unions, short-term loan providers, savings clubs and money service businesses)

In addition, from 8 August 2020, face coverings will also be mandatory if you visit:

  • funeral directors
  • premises providing professional, legal or financial services
  • cinemas
  • theatres
  • bingo halls
  • concert halls
  • museums, galleries, aquariums, indoor zoos or visitor farms, or other indoor tourist, heritage or cultural sites.
  • nail, beauty, hair salons and barbers – other than where necessary to remove for treatments
  • massage parlours
  • public areas in hotels and hostels
  • place of worship
  • libraries and public reading rooms
  • community centres
  • social clubs
  • tattoo and piercing parlours
  • indoor entertainment venues (amusement arcades, funfairs, adventure activities, eg laser quest, go-karting, escape rooms, heritage sites etc)
  • storage and distribution facilities
  • veterinary services
  • auction houses

The measure is to help reduce the risk of transmission of coronavirus.

You could face a fine of up to £100 if you do not comply with the new ruling, which will be enforced by the police.

Children under 11 and people with certain disabilities will be exempt from the measure.

Disposable or washable face coverings are now widely available to buy or you can cover your nose and mouth with a scarf. The Government has provided advice on how to wear a face covering and simple ways to make your own face covering at home.

 

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