Wear one for everyone
The use of face coverings is a vital defence in our battle against COVID-19.
This is about looking after each other and doing everything we can to stay on top of this virus. It will help to save lives.
The public information campaign that has begun states: ‘wear one for everyone’.
Now that the lockdown has been eased, we must keep following public health advice, including:
- wearing face coverings
- maintaining social distancing
- washing our hands regularly
Those who do not wear a face covering without a reasonable excuse risk being issued with a fixed penalty notice by the police.
The legislation does not apply to:
- children under 13
- those who cannot wear a mask because of health or disability reasons
If you cannot wear a face covering
Face coverings in shops and other enclosed settings should increasingly become the norm in our society.
But it also has to be remembered that some people cannot wear face coverings, due to a disability or health condition.
There should be no stigma attached to anyone in these circumstances.
Further information is available at this link: