Changes in Face Covering Guidance – 7 August

Face coverings are currently mandatory in shops and on public transport. The first minister said she was very satisfied that the vast majority of people were complying with those requirements.

As a precautionary measure, Nicola Sturgeon has announced that more indoor premises will be included  –

  • aquariums, indoor zoos or visitor farms, and any other indoor tourist, heritage or cultural site
  • banks, building societies and credit unions
  • cinemas
  • community centres
  • crematoriums and funeral directors premises
  • libraries and public reading rooms
  • museums and galleries
  • places of worship
  • post offices
  • storage and distribution facilities, including collection and drop off points

The guidance on face visors has also been updated.

“Based on the latest scientific evidence, we are not convinced that a face visor on its own provides sufficient protection – to the wearer or to others,” Ms Sturgeon said.

“So again from tomorrow, if a visor is worn it must be accompanied by another type of face covering.

“These changes will help to reduce some of the risks that people face, and they are not any of them being made lightly.”

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