What’s Going On with Face Masks Now?
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Facts Around Face Masks
There have been so many different reports, comments, articles, etc. on what we should and shouldn't be doing - let’s look at the facts around face masks at the moment.
1. It is now compulsory to wear face coverings on public transport in England and Scotland.
2. New World Health Organization (WHO) advice says that non-medical face coverings should always be worn in public and where social distancing is not possible.
3. Public Transport - in order to minimise the risk of coronavirus transmission, everyone travelling by bus, train, ferry or plane in England must now wear a face covering.
4. Public Transport Hubs will ask you to wear your face mask or face covering from the moment you enter the station, depot, or terminal.
Wearing Face Masks is still very important.
5. Although we have more freedom coming, the government still asks us to be cautious as in the following points, which means wearing face masks is still very important.
a. Continue home working if possible
b. Avoid public transport if they can't work from home
c. Avoid the rush hour on public transport
6. You could be refused travel if you don’t comply with the regulations on PPE - face masks - and even fined, so it’s important that you are well prepared, both for your own safety and your ability to travel.
7. For forms of transport where face coverings are not essential, it is still recommended that you wear them for your own protection - this includes taxis, private hire vehicles, school buses, cruise ships, and more. Uber has already marked face protection as mandatory if you want to ride in one of it’s vehicles.
8. In Wales and Northern Ireland, non-medical face coverings are recommended where social distancing is not possible, but they are not (yet) mandatory.
9. All visitors to hospitals have to wear non-medical face coverings - whether outpatients or just visiting - at all times.
Where should I get a face covering or face mask?
If you want to know what face masks you need to stay safe, you can get in touch and order medical-grade supplies here: www.rosslynnorth.com
Written by Rosslyn North
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