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Uncategorised 01.07.20 

Why Do I Need To Wear a Mask?

Many people are asking the question – why do I need to wear a mask? This is due to the fact that masks or face coverings on public transport are now compulsory in England and Scotland.

This is based on new World Health Organization (WHO) advice. The WHO advice states that non-medical face coverings should be worn in public where social distancing is not possible.

What are the face covering rules on public transport?

Anyone in England travelling on any form of public transport should wear a face mask to help reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission. This is to protect other people as well as protected yourself from catching the virus.

These new rules have coincided the continued easing of lockdown that involves reopening shops. Due to this easing of lockdown, the number of people using public transport has been set to increase, hence the rules changing to it being mandatory to wear face masks on public transport.

Although rules have been eased, the government has asked for people to continue to work from home if they are able to and avoid public transport if possible particularly during rush hour.

The only people that do not have to wear face masks or coverings on public transport are: Children under the age of 11, people with disabilities or breathing difficulties and anyone travelling with an individual who relies on lip reading.  People can be refused travel if they don’t follow the rules. In addition, they could be fined as a last resort.

Where Can I Buy a Face Mask?

The government has been careful to use the term “face covering” rather than “face mask”. Transport Minister Grant Shapps said passengers should wear “the kind of face covering you can easily make at home” so that surgical masks can be kept for medical use.

Common household items, such as old t-shirts or socks, to sheets and towels could be used to create some kind of face covering. The BBC has created a guide on how to make your own face covering which is very useful!

Do Face Masks Work?

Covid-19 is spread when droplets are sprayed into the air when infected people talk, cough or sneeze. Those droplets can then fall on surfaces.

Homemade face masks/coverings can help reduce the spread from people who are contagious but have no symptoms or are yet to develop symptoms.

To conclude – please help to stop the spread by getting creative and making and wearing your own face masks/coverings!

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