New face covering regulations come into place today

From today (24 July 2020) in England, you must by law wear a face covering in shops, supermarkets, indoor shopping centres, banks, building societies and post offices.

The UK Government have released full guidance on face coverings, including; where you must wear them, where you do not have to wear them, how to wear them, buying and selling face coverings, making your own face coverings, and maintaining and disposing of face coverings.

Full guidance can be found here.


The full list of settings in which face coverings must be worn is as follows:

  • public transport
  • indoor transport hubs (airports, rail and tram stations and terminals, maritime ports and terminals, bus and coach stations and terminals)
  • shops and supermarkets (places which are open to the public and that wholly or mainly offer goods or services for retail sale or hire)
  • indoor shopping centres
  • banks, building societies, and post offices (including credit unions, short-term loan providers, savings clubs and money service businesses)
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