The coronavirus pandemic has meant that face masks and coverings will become part of daily life.
The UK government and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have both advised wearing face coverings in a bid to reduce the infection transmission of Covid-19.
As of 24 July, face coverings are mandatory in all shops and supermarkets in England. These rules also extend to indoor shopping centres, banks, and post offices. People who don’t wear one will face a fine of up to £100, apart from people with medical conditions and children under 11.
If you’re picking up a takeaway coffee or food in England, you’ll also have to wear a mask, but this rule doesn’t apply to sit-in meals. The Northern Ireland secretary, Brandon Lewis, confirmed: “If you’re going in to buy a