Respiratory infections including Coronavirus (COVID-19): staying well and protecting others

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

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Face coverings

If you have symptoms of a respiratory infection and you do need to go out, wear a well-fitting face covering.

You may also wish to consider wearing, and you may be asked to wear a face covering in other settings.

Please be respectful of those who are unable to wear a face covering and other people’s choices, whether they choose to wear a face covering or not.

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

The Face Covering Exemption Card scheme closed on 22 September 2023. Cards already in circulation can continue to be used, with no time limitation on their use.

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