June 5: Health Secretary Matt Hancock revealed plans to make face coverings compulsory in hospitals for all staff, visitors and outpatients from June 15, but a furious NHS boss said the decision was made 'without any notice or consultation'. Meanwhile, Grant Shapps said masks would not be required in other settings such as shops because people spend little time in close proximity. … [Read more...] about Health experts back move to make face masks COMPULSORY in shops and pubs as Boris wears one for the first time – but retailers demand clarity after weeks of changing advice
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What are the rules around face masks? Official World Health Organization (WHO) guidance is that only people who have the virus or its symptoms and their carers need to wear face masks Medical masks should be kept for medical workers only, the WHO adds WHO special envoy David Nabarro believes that in society "some form of facial protection is going to become the norm" The UK government is currently following the advice saying masks are not necessary, although this is under review European advisers do not recommend reusable cloth masks, as they say they may even increase the chance of infection WHO guidance issued this month warned that masks can create a "false sense of security" and lead to people ignoring other protective measures - and said they can even be a source of infection when not used correctly. But Dr O'Neill says these are "assumptions" and that people should be trusted when it comes to standards of hygiene. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Making face masks feels ‘like the war effort’
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Who needs to wear a face covering in the UK? How to make your own face mask Face coverings now compulsory in Scotland's shops Dr Claudia Pagliari, a psychologist at the University of Edinburgh who specialises in global health, says there's no scientific study showing what politicians think. But she says it may have been a deliberate move to avoid masks. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Why aren’t more politicians wearing face masks?
Wear masks in crowded public spaces - science body How to make your own face mask Ministers 'looking at evidence' on face coverings The World Health Organization (WHO) has acknowledged there is emerging evidence that coronavirus can be spread by tiny particles suspended in the air. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus in Wales: Face masks ‘not a magic bullet’ says FM