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COVID-19: Wearing a face covering

Evidence suggests that wearing a face covering does not protect you. However, if you are infected but have not yet developed symptoms, it may provide some protection for others you come into close contact with.

Although most people are wearing a face covering, some are not covering their nose

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Local supermarkets support campaign to get shoppers to cover up

Supermarkets across the region are supporting a campaign to stop the spread of coronavirus by reminding shoppers they have to wear a face covering while in the store.

From today (24 July 2020) it is compulsory for people to wear a face covering in all shops in England, with those failing to comply risking a £100 fine.

Only children under the age of 11 and people for whom wearing a face mask could be harmful to their health will be exempt.

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Bedfordshire residents being urged to choose a “reusable mask”

Plastic Free Bedford and local Green Party councillors are encouraging residents to consider the environment when choosing a face covering to wear.

The call comes as new guidelines mean that from 24 July 2020 face coverings will be compulsory for shop customers.

The group said that the problem with single-use masks is that they are most often made from non-biodegradable and non-recyclable materials. Adding that these are harmful to the environment and add to the existing problem of single-use plastics and littering.

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