It can be difficult to keep up to date with the latest guidelines, but here is everything you need to know about the wearing of face coverings at the moment.

You must wear a face covering when in all public areas indoors, such as;

  • All shops
  • Banks, Building societies and Post offices
  • Galleries, museums and any other entertainment venue
  • Libraries & public reading rooms
  • Public transport
  • Doctors surgeries & hospitals
  • Public waiting rooms 
  • Places of worship
  • When using restrooms in bars & restaurants 

You can take your face covering of when:

  • You need to eat, drink or take medication
  • Someone of authority requests you to do so

 Who is exempt from wearing a face covering:

  • Children under 11 years of age
  • Anyone assisting someone who relies on being able to lip read to communicate 
  • Anyone who when wearing a face covering would become extremely distressed
  • Retail staff