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Coronavirus (COVID-19): face coverings guidance

Published: 30 Oct 2020
Last updated: 23 Apr 2021 - see all updates

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

Coronavirus (COVID-19): face coverings guidance
Enforcement measures

Enforcement measures for failing to comply

Where face coverings are required, if a member of the public does not wear a face covering police have enforcement powers including issuing  penalty notices of £60 (halving to £30 if paid within 28 days) if members of the public do not comply with this law.

People responsible for relevant premises where face coverings are required should take reasonable steps to promote compliance with the law.

First published: 30 Oct 2020 Last updated: 23 Apr 2021 -