COVID-19 COVID-19 Government restrictions

From 30 November 2021, there is a legal requirement to wear a face covering in shops and on public transport unless you are exempt.

The new requirements apply to:

  • Shops and supermarkets (places which offer goods or services for retail sale or hire, this includes shops in larger premises such as a gift shop within a museum)
  •  Auction houses
  • Post offices, banks, building societies, high-street solicitors and accountants, credit unions, short-term loan providers, savings clubs, etc
  • Premises providing personal care and beauty treatments (such as hair salons, barbers, nail salons, massage centres and piercing studios)
  • Premises providing veterinary services
  • Retail galleries
  • Retail travel agents
  • Takeaways (Without space for consumption of food or drink on premises as shops), aside from when eating or drinking
  • Pharmacies
  • Public transport (aeroplanes, trains, trams and buses)
  • Taxis and private hire vehicles
  • Transport hubs (airports, rail and tram stations and terminals, maritime ports and terminals, bus and coach stations and terminals)

Government Guidelines

You should also follow the Government's COVID-19 restriction guidelines:

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