Public Advised to Cover Faces in Enclosed Spaces

The public have been advised by the Government to consider wearing face coverings in enclosed public spaces such as shops, trains and buses to help reduce the spread of coronavirus.

After careful consideration, the latest advice is that face coverings can help reduce the risk of transmission in some circumstances, this is particularly in enclosed public spaces where you may be more likely to come into contact with people you don’t normally meet.

Face coverings can help protect each other and reduce the spread of the disease if you are suffering from coronavirus but are not showing symptoms. People with coronavirus symptoms, as well as members of their household, should continue to follow the advice to self-isolate and stay at home.

The Chief Medical Officer has said that face coverings are not a replacement of social distancing and regular hand washing, which remain the most important actions.

The public are also urged not to buy medical grade masks so they can be used for frontline health and care workers, and instead make their own face coverings at home using scarves and other textile items that many will already own.

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