The Scottish Government advice on wearing face coverings

The Government suggest people cover mouth and nose in public to combat the spread of COVID-19.

The Scottish Government has issued guidance on the personal use of face coverings during the coronavirus pandemic.

They recommend people wear a face covering if they are “in an enclosed space where social distancing is difficult”.

For example when travelling on public transport or entering a shop where it is harder to maintain a two-metre distance from another customer.

This video explains that there may be some benefit in wearing a facial covering that can be made of cloth or a scarf that covers the mouth and nose.

The latest advice, is not mandatory and not a substitute for physical distancing, hand washing and respiratory hygiene.