People should wear face coverings when they are in “an enclosed space where social distancing isn’t possible and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet”, new guidelines said.
The Government’s new document states while wearing a face covering does not protect the wearer, it may protect others if people are infected but have not yet developed symptoms.
Experts have previously suggested in order for the use of masks to be an effective tool in reducing infections, around nine in 10 people need to wear them.
Some groups – such as people with breathing problems or young children – may struggle to wear face coverings.
The Government document statess face coverings should not be used by children under the age of two, people with respiratory conditions or those who may find it difficult to manage them correctly – such as primary school age children unassisted.
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Published at Mon, 11 May 2020 13:18:00 +0000