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Charities advised on new face covering rules

 

Masks must now be worn in communal places in Scotland under new rules that have come into force

Voluntary organisations are being advised on further face covering rules that have been implemented.

The wearing of face coverings is to become mandatory in communal workplace areas, such as corridors, canteens and social spaces from Monday (19 October).

Face coverings were already required in a number of public settings in Scotland, such as shops and on public transport.

They must also be worn in secondary schools by adults and all pupils in areas such as corridors and communal areas where physical distancing is difficult to maintain.

There are exemptions from all of the rules for young children and people with certain health conditions.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “We introduced restrictions on household meetings three weeks ago, together with very tough additional restrictions last week.

“However, the most recent of those changes, in particular, will not yet be having an impact on case numbers. And there is no doubt that we are currently in a precarious position.

“That explains why I can confirm to the parliament that all of our existing Covid restrictions will remain in place.”

 

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