All the places where face masks are required from tomorrow: Full list

Face mask rules are changing again tomorrow. Here's a full list of the places they will be mandatory (with fines)

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UK Government rules regarding face masks are changing again tomorrow (8 August). Last month, rules came into force that required the wearing of a face covering in all shops and on public transport. Now, a range of other places have been added to list. The type of face covering required is not specified – we'd recommend picking up a good quality, breathable, washable option (or a few), because you'll be wearing these for a while. 

Currently, the list of places where face coverings are mandatory is as follows:

  • Public transport
  • Indoor transport hubs, including airports, bus and coach stations and terminals, train and tram stations and terminals, maritime ports and terminals
  • Shops and supermarkets
  • Indoor shopping centres
  • Banks, building societies and post offices

However, from Saturday, a range of new places are being included in the same laws. These are the locations where, from tomorrow, you'll have to wear a face mask or risk a fine of up to £100 (or £50 if paid promptly). 

  • Cinemas, theatres and concert halls
  • Museums and galleries
  • Aquariums, indoor zoos or visitor farms
  • Other indoor tourist, heritage or cultural sites
  • Nail, beauty, hair salons and barbers (other than where necessary to remove for treatments)
  • Massage centres
  • Public areas in hotels and hostels
  • Places of worship
  • Libraries and public reading rooms
  • Community centres
  • Social clubs
  • Tattoo and piercing parlours
  • Indoor entertainment venues (e.g. amusement arcades, funfairs, laser quest, go-karting, escape rooms)
  • Storage and distribution facilities
  • Veterinary services
  • Auction houses
  • Funeral directors
  • Bingo halls
  • Anywhere providing professional, legal or financial services

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Ruth Hamilton
Ruth Hamilton

Ruth is T3's Outdoor and Wellness Editor. She writes for a variety of design and lifestyle brands, and was previously Deputy Editor at Creative Bloq.