People should consider wear these in the following scenarios:
Please note that wearing a face covering DOES NOT replace social distancing and regular handwashing, which remains the most important actions to tackle the virus. This is simply an added precaution that may have some benefit in reducing the likelihood that a person with the infection passes it on.
Wearing face coverings is not required by law, including within the workplace, however if you are likely to be within two meters of others, or a company risk assessment requires you to wear one, this document is provided to ensure you do so safely. There are also 5 easy ways to stay safe at work, read here.
SAGE and government are urging people not to purchase medical grade masks so they can be saved for frontline health and care workers.