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Coronavirus (COVID-19): face coverings

Published: 30 Oct 2020
Last updated: 24 Sep 2021 - see all updates

Explains where you need to wear a face covering and exemptions from wearing one.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): face coverings
Close contact work and face coverings

Close contact work and face coverings

While face coverings must continue to be worn in indoor public places by customers and staff, unless exempt, a client/customer may temporarily remove a face covering to allow access to their mouth/nose area, as long as the person/practitioner providing the treatment/service is wearing appropriate protective equipment as set out in our close contact guidance.


First published: 30 Oct 2020 Last updated: 24 Sep 2021 -