There is a simple guide to making a face covering here. If you cannot find material that is suitable you can visit the Market Street Emporium where ready made cloth masks and material can be purchased.
A cloth face covering should cover your mouth and nose while allowing you to breathe comfortably. More information on using face coverings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is available.
If you would like more detailed information on how to make a face covering please visit the Big Community Sew website
Public Health England have said that they have been made aware that face coverings for babies and very young children are available for sale in England. Children under the age of three should NOT wear face coverings, as they could cause choking or suffocation.
Face coverings should not be used by children who may find it difficult to manage them correctly. For example, primary age children unassisted, or those with respiratory conditions.
Always take care to use equipment safely to avoid injury. Children should only follow these instructions under the supervision of adult.
A Summary of the New Rules 24th July
Coverings will be mandatory in enclosed public spaces including supermarkets, indoor shopping centres, transport hubs, banks and post offices.
- They must also be worn when buying takeaway food and drink, although they can be removed in a seating area.
- Those who break the rules could face a fine of up to £100.
- And police will be able to "use force" to remove customers from shops if they do not wear face coverings, as well as prevent them from entering, guidance from the College of Policing says.
- However, forces have said they will only be enforcing the rules, including issuing the £100 fines, as a last resort - and officers will not be patrolling premises.