From 24 July, face coverings will be mandatory in all shops and supermarkets in England. People who don’t wear one will face a fine of up to £100, but those who have certain medical conditions are exempt, as well as children under 11.
It has also been mandatory to wear a face covering on public transport in England since 15 June, with the same exemptions applying, including for anyone who is travelling with someone who lip-reads.
Face mask requirements also now apply to the rest of the UK. In Scotland, it’s compulsory to wear one in shops and has been on public transport since June – including the Glasgow Subway, Edinburgh trams and taxis – except for people with certain medical conditions and children under five.