New guidance on face coverings for the general public
The government is now advising the public to wear a face covering in some circumstances, such as enclosed spaces where social distancing may not always possible.
Face coverings do not protect you from contracting coronavirus. However, if you are infected but haven’t yet developed symptoms, they should help to provide some protection for people you come into contact with in a busy shop or on public transport.
To help people to interpret the government’s advice and choose the right face covering for their circumstances, the Public Health team from Hertfordshire County Council has developed guidance for employers and the public.