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Face coverings

It is now compulsory to wear a face covering in the following indoor settings:

  • public transport (for example aeroplanes, trains, trams and buses)
  • transport hubs (for example airports, rail and tram stations and terminals, maritime ports and terminals, bus and coach stations and terminals)
  • shops and supermarkets (for example places which offer goods or services for retail sale or hire)
  • shopping centres (for example malls and indoor markets)
  • auction houses
  • premises providing professional, legal or financial services (for example post offices, banks, building societies, high-street solicitors and accountants, credit unions, short-term loan providers, savings clubs and money service businesses)
  • premises providing personal care and beauty treatments (for example hair salons, barbers, nail salons, massage centres, tattoo and piercing parlours)
  • premises providing veterinary services
  • visitor attractions and entertainment venues (for example museums, galleries, cinemas, theatres, concert halls, cultural and heritage sites, aquariums, indoor zoos and visitor farms, bingo halls, amusement arcades, adventure activity centres, funfairs, theme parks)
  • libraries and public reading rooms
  • places of worship
  • funeral service providers (for example funeral homes, crematoria and burial ground chapels)
  • community centres, youth centres and social clubs
  • public areas in hotels and hostels
  • storage and distribution facilities

Please remember that some people do not need to wear a face covering if they have a legitimate reason not to do so.

For the most up to date advice about face coverings visit the website

How to make your own face covering

We've created two 'How to' videos to help residents make their own face covering at home.

Using cloth and elastic bands or hair bobbles


Using a t-shirt

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