Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Face Coverings Compulsory

Face masks and coverings to be compulsory in England's shops

Wearing a face covering in shops and supermarkets in England will become mandatory from 24 July.

Shops and supermarkets will be expected to encourage compliance with the law and can refuse entry. Those who fail to comply with the new rules could face a fine of up to £100.

The move will bring England into line with Scotland and other major European nations like Spain, Italy and Germany.

Since mid-May, the public have been advised to wear coverings in enclosed public spaces, where they may encounter people they would not usually meet.

It has also been compulsory on public transport in England since 15 June.

Children under 11 and those with certain disabilities will be exempt.

HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN FACE COVERING

FULL GUIDANCE ON WHEN TO WEAR A FACE COVERING

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