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Scotland introduces tighter rules on face coverings

Scotland introduces tighter rules on face coverings

Scotland introduces tighter rules on face coverings

New rules have come into effect in Scotland regarding mandatory wearing of face coverings.

The rules state face coverings must be worn in workplace settings such as canteens. 

Other areas such as corridors and other communal places will be included in a further extension of the rules which start on Monday.

The first minister told MSPs at Holyrood that the measures were part of the response needed at a “critical moment” in the pandemic.

Ms Sturgeon said: “The new rules are a proportionate additional step which will help employees keep themselves and their colleagues that bit safer.” 

Face coverings are already required in a number of public settings, including shops. They are also mandatory on public transport. 

Exemptions are in place, including for young children and people with certain health conditions. 

However, there has been one easing on face coverings. The first minister said couples no longer have to wear them during a wedding or civil partnership ceremony.

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