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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T3's #1 face mask | £17 from Vistaprint
We've used a couple of the Vistaprint masks and think they're the best option around now. They're stylish, well fitting, and the fabric is comfortable, with soft cotton lining and adjustable elastic ear loops. There's a sewn-in wire nose bridge that'll help stop your glasses from steaming up, and they now come with an integrated filter, too. They're available in both adults and kids' sizes.

Ruth Hamilton

Ruth is a lifestyle journalist specialising in sleep and wellbeing. She has tested more mattresses than her small flat can handle and will talk at length about them to anyone who shows even a passing interest, and has had to implement a one-in-one-out pillow policy for fear of getting smothered in the night. As well as following all the industry trends and advancements in the mattress and bedding world, she regularly speaks to certified experts to delve into the science behind a great night's sleep, and offer you advice to help you get there. She's currently Sleep Editor on Tom's Guide and TechRadar, and prior to that ran the Outdoors and Wellness channels on T3 (now covered by Matt Kollat and Beth Girdler-Maslen respectively).