Face masks are already mandatory in a number of places in Gedling borough
Anyone entering supermarkets, indoor shops or banks has had to wear face coverings since Friday, July 24 in a bid to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
From Saturday, August 8, the areas where face masks must be worn is being increased.
Face coverings are already mandatory on trains and buses in the borough.
They must also be worn in shops, shopping centres, banks, takeaway outlets, post offices, sandwich shops and supermarkets.
The guidance currently recommends that face masks are worn in these settings, but it will be made mandatory later this week.
As previously, people who refuse to wear masks face fines of up to £100.
For people who aren’t exempt, these are the extra places you will now have to wear a mask to go to:
- Funeral directors
- Massage parlours
- Cinemas and theatres
- Bingo halls
- Concert halls
- Libraries and public reading rooms
- Community centres
- Social clubs
- Places of worship
- Public areas in hotels and hostels
- Museums and galleries
- Aquariums, indoor zoos or visitor farms
- Tattoo and piercing parlours
- Indoor entertainment venues
- Nail, beauty, hair salons and barbers
- Auction houses
- Veterinary services
- Storage and distribution facilities
- Premises providing professional, legal or financial services
There are certain exemptions to the compulsory face mask rule, however. You don’t need to wear face covering if you are:
- Under the age of 11
- Not able to wear one due to a physical or mental illness, impairment or disability, or if wearing one will cause severe distress
- Travelling with or providing assistance to someone who relies on lip reading to communicate
- Avoiding harm or injury to yourself or others
- Avoiding injury and don’t have a face covering with you
- Eating or drinking if reasonably necessary
- Taking medication
- Asked by a police officer or other official to remove your face covering