Coronavirus (COVID-19): staying safe and protecting others

How to keep ourselves and each other safe from coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Face coverings

We strongly recommend if you are 12 or over, that you continue to wear a face covering in indoor public places and on public transport. 

In December 2021, the WHO published a guide to wearing face coverings in community settings. In March 2022, WHO published a Living Guideline.

This is particularly important in crowded, poorly ventilated spaces and where it is not possible to maintain a safe distance from other people you would not normally meet.

It is recommended that face coverings are made of cloth or other textiles and should be two, preferably three, layers thick in line with WHO recommendations.

If you are unable to wear a face covering and want to make other people aware of this, you can download a Face Covering Exemption Card Scotland.

It may be that some settings will ask you wear a face covering to access their venue - you should follow their guidance and signage.

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