Borough Insight

Face coverings

Image: Wear a face covering

Face coverings are mandatory on all public transport, in shops and in most public indoor spaces.

When you wear a face covering make sure you:

  • wash your hands before and after putting it on or taking it off
  • fully cover your nose and mouth
  • don't touch the front of it
  • wash the face covering regularly.

Please respect those who can't wear a face covering. Remember not all health conditions are visible.Image for phone: Be kind, give me space

To stay up to date on the latest government face covering guidance please see: 

Optional badges/lanyards to promote ongoing social distancing

Optional badges have been issued by the government that can be used to show the carrier may have concerns in maintaining social distancing. They can be used to signal to others around them that they need to pay attention and be given space.

For printable badges and a mobile phone graphic, please see: 

Face coverings in schools and colleges

This week, the government confirmed that head teachers in secondary schools across England will decide whether face coverings are needed in their school communal areas where social distancing is difficult. Face coverings become mandatory in secondary schools in regions where restrictions are in place due to higher coronavirus transmission. The new rules do not include classrooms and do not affect primary school pupils.

For more information please see: 


No comments have been left for this article

Have your say...

Your name will be published alongside your comment but we will not publish your email address.

All comments will be reviewed by a moderator before being published.

Please ensure you complete all fields marked as mandatory.