It’s now mandatory for Scotland’s members of the public to wear face masks in community pharmacies, the Scottish Government recently announced. Soon after, the Scottish Government released a statement on their website outlining that the Scottish public also have to wear the masks in confined places, where there is a risk of close contact with people who are not from your household.
The evidence that face masks reduce the spread of COVID-19 is still limited; however, the Scottish Government has outlined that they are useful in many circumstances.
“Scotland's Government makes face masks mandatory in community pharmacies.“
The statement outlined: “A face covering can be any covering of the mouth and nose that is made of cloth or other textiles and through which you can breathe. Religious face coverings that cover the mouth and the nose count as face coverings for these purposes. You may also use if you prefer, a face visor but it must cover your nose and mouth completely.”