Face masks

Face coverings should be worn in some enclosed spaces to help reduce the spread of coronavirus. You can find out more about the Government guidance on face coverings on the Government website.
Face coverings should not be used by babies and children under the age of three years or by people who may find it difficult to manage face-covering correctly.

It is important to use face coverings properly and wash your hands before putting them on and taking them off.

A face covering is not the same as the surgical masks or respirators used by healthcare and other workers as part of personal protective equipment. These should continue to be reserved for those who need them to protect against risks in their workplace, such as health and care workers, and those in industrial settings, like those exposed to dust hazards.

You can make face-coverings at home. The key thing is it should cover the mouth and nose.


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