All the places you'll have to wear a mask in from TOMORROW

MASKS will be mandatory in more indoor public places in England from tomorrow as the Government expands the policy to stem the rising tide of new coronavirus cases.

The extension of the face covering rules mean anyone who refuses to cover up could be subject to a £100 fine unless they have a good reason to not have one.

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People in England will be required to put on a covering over their nose and mouth in cinemas, museums and places of worship from tomorrow.

They are already mandatory in shops, shopping centres, post offices, supermarkets and takeaway cafes and sandwich shops.

Boris Johnson said last week they should be worn in indoor settings where people are likely to come into contact with others they do not know.

He 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."

Public Health England have said anyone with respiratory problems are exempt from wearing them if it makes it harder for them to breathe.

Places where masks are compulsory from tomorrow

Cinemas

Theatres

Bingo halls

Concert halls

Museums, galleries, aquariums, indoor zoos or visitor farms

Indoor tourist, heritage or cultural sites

Funeral directors

Professional, legal or financial services buildings

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 house

The Government rolled out an exemption card for people who have a reason not to be wearing one to download and wear as a badge of put in their phone case so they are not harassed for no wearing one.

Anyone with a physical or mental illness or disability do not need to wear them if it causes severe distress.

Public Health England has also said children under the age of three should not wear one for health and safety reasons.

Although they have been extended to places of worship, the bride and groom will not have to wear them in wedding ceremonies.

Most people have followed the rules on face masks and although police are able to issue fines, they will encourage people to put them on before handing out a penalty.

The extension of the policy on masks comes as fears grow over a second wave of coronavirus.

The number of cases started ticking up again – with cases growing by 17 per cent in a week.

Local lockdowns have also been introduced in parts of the North and Preston is on the brink of being added to the list of places with harsher restrictions.

 

 

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