Ministers have announced that it will be mandatory to wear facial masks and coverings when using public transport from June 15 and in shops in England from July 24.
That means if you use trains, tubes, trams, ferries, planes or buses, you must cover your nose and mouth to help contain the spread of coronavirus. Those without an adequate face covering could be refused travel on public transport and may even face a fine.
Many people have already been wearing masks for walks or to shop for groceries, but now it’s official – and there’s more choice than ever.
What’s the difference between medical masks and face coverings?
Not to be mistaken for clinical medical grade face masks (or PPE), which NHS staff and frontline workers still need to stay safe, facial masks and coverings are typically made from cloth and elastic and sometimes