Places where face coverings are now mandatory

BID Member Watson Ramsbottom Solicitors has helped to clarify the correct list of places where face coverings are now mandatory (taken from the legislation at https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2021/1340/schedule/made rather than .gov.uk which isn’t correct!).

Places where face coverings must be worn:

1.  Shops.

2.  Enclosed shopping centres.

3.  Banks, building societies, credit unions, short-term loan providers, savings clubs and undertakings which by way of business operate a currency exchange office, transmit money (or any representation of money) by any means or cash cheques which are made payable to customers.

4.  Post Offices.

Places where face coverings need not be worn

(1)        (a) restaurants, including restaurants and dining rooms in hotels or members’ clubs;

(b) cafes and canteens;

(c) bars, including bars in hotels or members’ clubs;

(d) public houses;

(e) any business which consists wholly or mainly of the provision of, whether for payment or otherwise—

(i) a waterpipe to be used for the consumption of tobacco or any other substance on the premises, or

(ii) a device to be used for the recreational inhalation of nicotine or any other substance on the premises;

(f) any other premises, or part of premises, which are being used wholly or mainly by people eating or drinking.

(2)        The exemption in sub-paragraph (1)(f) does not apply in relation to any part of the premises in which people are not eating or drinking.

5.  Premises (other than registered pharmacies) providing wholly or mainly medical or dental services, audiology services, chiropody, chiropractic, osteopathic, optometry or other medical services including services relating to mental health.

6.  Photography studios.

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