toggle menuMENU It is now the law to wear a face covering in most indoor public places and on public transport Question:It is now the law to wear a face covering in most indoor public places and on public transportAnswer:Where are you required to wear a face covering? Public transport, including taxis Transport hubs e.g., airports, rail stations, bus stations Most indoor public places e.g., shops, shopping centres, community centres, places of worship, libraries. Where are face coverings not required? Hospitality venues where food and drink are consumed (e.g., pubs, cafes, restaurants) During exercise (e.g., gyms) or dancing (e.g., in nightclubs). Why are face coverings important? The rapid rise in number of cases of COVID-19 we are seeing means the chances of spreading the virus is increasing fast Face coverings protect other people by blocking the infectious droplets that transmit the virus These can be transmitted even when a person is not displaying symptoms This means that an infected person will pass the virus onto fewer people and slow spread. For more information check GOV.UK face covering guidance.