Where can you get a face covering? It will be compulsory to wear a face covering in shops in England from Friday 24th July, with fines of up to £100 if people fail to comply – so you will need to buy a face mask at some point.
The new Government initiative aims to get everyone to wear facemasks to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus – something even Banksy has been getting involved in pushing.
The new rules will be enforced by the police, rather than shop workers, but people will not be required to wear a covering in places where it’s not practical – such as in a pub, cafe or restaurant (at the time of writing). Children under 11 and those with certain disabilities will be exempt.
A 3-layer facemask is the best type. Some come with removable filters, but many fabric versions mean you can simply throw it in the wash to get rid of germs (ideally inside a washbag to protect the fabric).
So – where can you get a suitable face covering? Luckily, our stallholders are here to save the day! We’ve gathered a selection below…
Little Dottie Designs has some lovely neutral-coloured facemasks, and makes them for little ones too. Made in soft linen, they are kind to your skin too. You can follow their Insta here :