As of 24 July 2020, face coverings are a mandatory requirement by law to enter shops, supermarkets and takeaways. This includes all pick-up locations.
The penalty for not following this rule is a fine of up to £100, and pick-up locations can refuse your entry or even contact the authorities if you are not wearing one. For more information, please see this Government page.
The face mask must cover your nose and mouth! 😷
Buying or making a face covering
- You can buy a covering (either single-use or reusable) and apply for a refund from Stuart. More details on this scheme and T&Cs here.
- You can make your own covering out of cloth (bandana or cloth napkin), a coffee filter or paper napkin and two elastic bands, click on the video below for a 2-minute guide:
- You can even make one out of an old t-shirt following Government advice here (you need scissors, two pieces of fabric, two pieces of elastic & a needle and thread).
Social distancing & regular hand washing are still the most important actions to help reduce the spread of Covid-19.
How do I use a face covering safely?
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser before putting a face covering on, and after removing it.
- When wearing a face covering, avoid touching your face or face covering, as this could contaminate them with germs from your hands.
- Change your face covering if it becomes damp or if you’ve touched it.
You can find the Government’s full recommendations for staying safe outside your home here.