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Coronavirus Update & Face masks

Late on Friday the Government issued the following new guidance on where masks should be worn. This guidance will become mandatory this coming Saturday (8th). Of note is the inclusion of the public areas of hotels as well as indoor attractions, entertainment and cultural venues.

Where will people need to wear face coverings?

Currently you are required to wear face coverings in shops, supermarkets, indoor shopping centres, indoor transport hubs and public transport. The Government are now recommending that face coverings are worn in additional indoor settings and this will be enforceable in law.

For members of the public, from 8 August this will be expanded to include:

  • funeral directors

  • premises providing professional, legal or financial services

  • cinemas

  • theatres

  • bingo halls

  • concert halls

  • museums, galleries, aquariums, indoor zoos or visitor farms, or other indoor tourist, heritage or cultural sites

  • nail, beauty, hair salons and barbers - other than where necessary to remove for treatments

  • massage parlours.

  • public areas in hotels and hostels

  • places of worship

  • libraries and public reading rooms

  • community centres

  • social clubs

  • tattoo and piercing parlours

  • indoor entertainment venues (amusement arcades, funfairs, adventure activities such as laser quest, go-karting, escape rooms, heritage sites)

  • storage and distribution facilities

  • veterinary services

  • auction houses


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