The coronavirus pandemic has meant that face masks and coverings will become part of daily life. The UK government and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have both advised wearing face coverings in a bid to reduce the infection transmission of Covid-19.
It was announced yesterday 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.
Since 15 June, it has been mandatory in England to wear them when travelling by train, Tube, bus, ferry or plane.
Sir Venki Ramakrishnan, president of the UK’s national science academy said on 7 July that everyone should carry a face covering when