The government has expanded regulations on Britons having to wear masks to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus variant.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced yesterday that most public facilities will have to wear masks from Friday, December 10.
Covid restrictions have been strengthened increased again due to concerns about Omicron variation.
There were regulations requiring customers to wear masks in stores, but these regulations have been expanded.
Movie theaters, churches and libraries are now among the places where you will have to wear a mask.
He also said people in England should homemade if they can to avoid transmission of the virus – however these are guidelines only, not laws.
Ministers have confirmed that the new Plan B rules will be in place until January 26.
Where do I have to wear a mask?
You must now wear a face covering in shops and on public transport.
This also applies to other highway businesses such as real estate agents and beauty salons.
Supermarkets including Tesco, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s have confirmed that customers will have to wear masks.
John Lewis said it will remind customers and staff that face coverings are “required unless waived”.
Meanwhile, a Wilko spokesperson said: “We will follow government guidance and require our team members and customers to wear face coverings when visiting our stores unless they do. That’s not appropriate.”
The rules have been expanded to include community centers, places of worship, cinemas, galleries and theaters from December 10.
Here’s the government’s complete list of places where you’ll be required to wear a mask from tomorrow.
- community center (including village hall), youth center, membership club and social club
- public library and reading room
- polling stations and locations used for counting votes
- Places of worship
- Cremation chapel and burial ground
- attractions and entertainment venues (museums, galleries, cinemas, indoor theatres, concert halls, cultural and heritage sites, indoor areas at aquariums, zoos, and zoos) Visitor farm, bingo room, billiard room and swimming pool, amusement park, adventure center, indoor sports stadium, fairground, indoor theme park , casino, skating rink, bowling alley, indoor play area including light play area)
- Public areas in hotels and dormitories
- indoor area of sports stadium
Masks are mandatory in these areas as of November 30.
- shops and supermarkets (places that provide goods or services for sale or rent)
- auction house
- Post offices, banks, building associations, street lawyers and accountants, credit unions, short-term loan providers, savings clubs and money service businesses
- real estate and agent permission
- establishments that provide beauty and personal care treatments (hairdressers, barbers, nail salons, massage centers, tattoo and piercing salons)
- veterinary service provider
- retail showroom
- retail travel agent
- Takeaway food with no space to consume food or drinks on the premises
- shopping malls (shopping malls and indoor markets)
- public transport (airplanes, trains, trams, buses, coaches and ferries), taxis and privately rented vehicles
- any car or van during a professionally delivered driving lesson, a practical driving test or in one of the actual driving tests and in all HGV . lessons and tests
- transport hubs (airports, train stations and stations, harbors and marine terminals, bus and coach stations)
Where do I not have to wear a mask?
You don’t have to wear a mask in a pub or restaurant, at your table, or when moving around the venue.
Pub chain Young’s said: “We continue to follow Government guidance not to require customers to wear masks or present vaccine passports in pubs.”
Executors insist that customers and staff do not have to wear masks but that they are free to come if they wish.
You also won’t have to wear one at a nightclub or to a show, but they may be required in certain areas of the building.
It is not necessary to wear a mask in a private home or car.
Where can I need a mask?
The government advises everyone to wear a mask in crowded and enclosed spaces in your home where you come into contact with people you don’t normally see, even if it’s not legally required.
This means that you may need a mask at work, depending on your company’s policy.
Some companies may require you to wear a face covering in common areas such as the kitchen.
If you are unsure about workplace rules, you should ask your line manager or human resources department.
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