Coronavirus (COVID-19) - advice, information and help

Use of face coverings

A face covering is something that covers the nose and the mouth. Anything that fits securely around the nose and mouth can be used as a face covering, for example, a bandana, scarf or a face mask.

It is no longer necessary by law to wear a face covering. However, it is still recommended to wear one when on public transport, you are in a crowded or enclosed place or if you are with people you do not know.

For more information visit the face covering section of the GOV.UK website.

If you are concerned about guidelines not being followed, you can also report a business in breach of COVID-19 regulations.