As you will no doubt be aware, face coverings must now be worn in shops and shopping centres, in transport hubs and on public transport. In other indoor settings where a face covering is not legally required, you should still continue to wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces where you may come into contact with other people you do not normally meet. This applies in England only.
Here is a link to the gov.uk face covering poster that you are all welcome to download and share.
Updates on wearing a face covering
From 10th December, face coverings will be required by law in most indoor public places and on public transport, including taxis.
There are some exemptions. You do not have to wear a face covering in hospitality settings such as cafés, restaurants and pubs. This is because it is not practical to keep removing face coverings to eat or drink.
You do not need to wear a face covering in nightclubs or certain other night-time venues, including dance halls and discotheques. This is because it is not recommended that you wear a face covering while exercising or during strenuous physical activity, including dancing.
Settings which are exempt from wearing a face covering include:
- Restaurants, cafés and canteens
- Bars and shisha bars
- Gyms & exercise facilities
- Photography studios
- Nightclubs, dance halls and discotheques
- In indoor settings where a face covering is not legally required, you should still continue to wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces where you may come into contact with other people you do not normally meet.
How will the NHS Covid pass requirement affect events?
The government has today published an update for people who work in settings related to events and visitor attractions.
Full guidance can be found here.
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