Wearing a face covering in a number of public places and on transport is now mandatory in England, although there are some exemptions.
If you are infected but have not yet developed symptoms, a face covering may provide some protection for others you come into close contact with.
Some people are exempt from the rules including:
The government have provided more guidance on when you do not need to wear a face covering. If you would like to use an exemption card, or an image you can display to people on your phone, you can download these from the GOV.UK website.
The list of places where members of the public will have to wear a face covering includes:
Anyone travelling by bus, train, ferry or plane in England must wear a face covering. People can be refused travel if they don't follow the rules, and can be fined as a last resort.
Always wash your hands before you put your face covering on and after you take it oﬀ, and make sure the mask covers your nose and mouth.
Don't touch the front of the face covering - when you are taking the face covering oﬀ, do it from behind using the strings.