Wearing a face masks in shops and supermarkets in England is about to become mandatory from July 24.
The UK government is about to announce the new measure, including a fine of up to £100 for failing to suits the rule.
The move will see England following on from the likes of Spain, Germany and Italy.
The public are advised to wear face masks in enclosed public spaces since mid-May.
It’s been compulsory to wear a mask on conveyance in England since June 15.
A spokesman for prime minister Boris Johnson said: “There is growing evidence that wearing a face covering in an indoor space helps protect individuals and people around them from coronavirus.
“The prime minister has been clear that folks should be wearing face coverings in shops and that we will make this mandatory from 24 July.”
Regulations to enforce the mandatory wearing of face masks on conveyance in Ireland came into effect yesterday.
While the govt continues to encourage people to wear face masks in shops, there’s been no confirmation as of yet if this may become mandatory.
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