Where to buy face masks as they become mandatory in England

Wearing a covering is different to a medical mask that should be reserved for frontline workers: iStock
Wearing a covering is different to a medical mask that should be reserved for frontline workers: iStock

Ever since coronavirus began spreading across the world, there has been some debate on the use of face masks, including who should wear them and the benefits of them.

After months of not being compulsory in England, the government made face coverings mandatory on public transport and for hospital visits from 15 June. Uber also made masks compulsory for customers and staff from this date.

These rules will also extend to supermarkets, indoor shopping centres, banks, and post offices and shops from 24 July.

People who don’t wear one will face a fine of up to £100, apart from those with certain medical conditions, children under 11 and those who lip-read.

If you’re picking up a takeaway coffee or food in England, you’ll also have to wear a mask, but this rule

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Where to buy cloth coverings as they become mandatory in shops in England

Wearing a covering is different to a medical mask that should be reserved for frontline workers: iStock
Wearing a covering is different to a medical mask that should be reserved for frontline workers: iStock

Ever since coronavirus began spreading across the world, there has been some debate on the use of face masks, including who should wear them and the benefits of them. The advice in England remains that the general public shouldn’t try to buy medical face masks, as these need to be reserved for frontline staff and key workers only.

However, it was recently announced that from 24 July, face coverings will be mandatory in all shops and supermarkets in England. People who don’t wear one will face a fine of up to £100, apart from people with medical conditions and children under 11.

On 14 July, Matt Hancock, the health secretary, said: “We want to give people more confidence to shop safely and enhance protections for those who work in shops,” while noting

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