Government Officials have announced it will be compulsory to wear a face mask in shops and supermarkets from the July 24th. 

Read more below on precisely what has changed and how this may affect you! 

 

Face masks compulsory in shops from July 24th

As Highstreet shops were granted permission to reopen on July 4th, there has been a surge of demand in the retail sector, with footfall up by 38.8% since shops opening post lockdown.

The UK Government has decided to put in place more significant measures than just the 2m social distancing rule to ensure public safety and lower the threat.

Following the lead of 120 countries, it has been announced that from 24th July shoppers must wear a face mask at all times when in shops or supermarkets. 

Due to the growing evidence that wearing a face-covering in an enclosed space helps protect individuals and those around them from coronavirus”, these measures will be put in place to reduce the spread a Number 10 Spokesperson announces  

 

Face masks on public transport and exemptions

Face coverings have been compulsory on public transport since June 15th. 

However, some people are exempt from the rules, including: 

  • Children under 11
  • People with disabilities
  • Those with breathing difficulties
  • Anyone travelling with someone who relies on lip reading

 

What can happen if you don’t wear face mask?

  • If found not wearing a face mask in UK shops, you may be fined up to £100, with the opportunity to be reduced to £50 if paid within 14 days.
  • This rule will be enforced by Police Officers and not retail staff members. 
  • Similar to public transport, if not wearing a mask you may be asked to leave the premises by staff. 

 

In need of a High-Quality, Comfortable and Handmade Face Mask with Pouch for Additional Filter for you and your loved ones?

Why not try our comfortable Blue Badge Co face masks, handmade with love and care in the UK according to the UK Government guidelines? 

Our fabric face masks are sold in packs of five to ensure you always have an available choice to wear when out and about. 

We offer Small or Large sizes, both recommended for adults, in those same designs you love. 

Two layers of 100% cotton fabric make the masks spacious and comfortable to breathe in. Simple elasticated bands are soft around your ears, and the nose wire ensures tight fit where needed. They are environmentally friendly and reusable: you can wash them in the washing machine and ensure they are perfectly dry before use.

 A pocket underneath allows for filter insertion, with replaceable filters available for purchase on our website separately if needed.

Click on the link below to see our range of face masks available in a variety of bright, uplifting colours:

https://blue-badge-co.myshopify.com/collections/cotton-face-masks

 

Unsure how to use a face mask effectively? 

Use the link below for the World Health Organisations tips and instructions for effective and safe use of face masks: 

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/when-and-how-to-use-masks