From Monday, 15 June it became mandatory for people to wear face coverings on all public transport which includes buses, trains, coaches, trams, ferries and aeroplanes and from Friday, 24 July adults and young people over 11 have to wear a face covering if they can in shops and supermarkets.

If you need more information about when/where to wear a face covering, or what kind of covering to wear, or if your child has to wear one, here are some resources that may be helpful.

The government’s list of exemptions for wearing face coverings is here.

The World Health Organisation has produced infographics to show dos and don’ts of mask wearing.

The Sunflower Lanyard scheme has produced a card which can be worn by someone who is exempt from wearing a face covering. These have a small charge. You can find more information or order one here. There are also web pages where you can print out an exemption card for free.

Face coverings can easily be made at home with left over pieces of cotton material such as an old t-shirt, pillowcases and sheets. You can find out how to make your own here.

There is an easy-read guide that explains face coverings and you can read that here.


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