Face covering

Face coverings to become mandatory in shops and supermarkets from 24 July, Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock spoke
17 July 2020

Learn to wear a face-covering safely by watching the video. 

 

The liability for wearing a face covering lies with the individual.

Should an individual without an exemption refuse to wear a face covering, a shop can refuse them entry and can call the police if people refuse to comply, the police have the formal enforcement powers and can issue a fine’, Matt Hancock.

 

Because face coverings are mainly intended to protect others, not the wearer, from coronavirus they are not a replacement for social distancing and regular hand washing. It is important to follow all the other government advice on coronavirus including staying safe outside your home.

 

  • On when and how to wear a face covering please refer to the following page here.
  • If you would like to make your own mask, please see the instructions here

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