The rules on face coverings are changing and they are compulsory
Face coverings will become compulsory wear in many new locations from Saturday under new guidelines released by the Government.
Masks have been mandatory in shops since July 24 and are required to travel on public transport.
People in England are required to don a covering on their face in shops, shopping centres, banks, takeaway outlets, post offices, sandwich shops and supermarket.
Boris Johnson announced last week they will be compulsory in indoor settings where people are likely to come into contact with others they do not know.
Speaking at a Downing Street press briefing, Mr Johnson said: “We will also extend the requirement to wear a face covering to other indoor settings where you are likely to come into contact with people you do not normally meet, such as museums, galleries, cinemas and places of worship.
“We now recommend face coverings are worn in these settings, and this will become enforceable in law from August 8.”
The Prime Minister added: “Most people in this country are following the rules and doing their best to control the virus.
“But we must keep our discipline and our focus and we cannot be complacent.
“I have asked the Home Secretary to work with the police and others to ensure the rules which are already in place are properly enforced.”
This means “a greater police presence to ensure face coverings are being worn where this is required”.
Everywhere face coverings must be worn from Saturday
- Funeral directors
- Premises providing professional, legal or financial services
- Bingo halls
- Concert halls
- Museums, galleries, aquariums, indoor zoos or visitor farms, or other indoor tourist, heritage or cultural sites
- Nail, beauty, hair salons and barbers – other than where necessary to remove for treatments
- Massage parlours.
- Public areas in hotels and hostels
- Places of worship
- Libraries and public reading rooms
- Community centres
- Social clubs
- Tattoo and piercing parlours
- Indoor entertainment venues (amusement arcades, funfairs, adventure activities such as laser quest, go-karting, escape rooms, heritage sites)
- Storage and distribution facilities
- Veterinary services
- Auction houses