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.
To stay up to date on the latest government face covering guidance please see: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own
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: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/please-give-me-space-social-distancing-cards-or-badges
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: https://dfemedia.blog.gov.uk/2020/08/26/face-coverings-in-schools-and-colleges-your-questions-answered/