August Recovery Briefing
Face Covering Guidance

Wearing a face covering in shops and supermarkets in England is mandatory, and those who fail to comply will face a fine of up to £100, the government has announced.

For the latest face covering guidance, including how to wear and make your own face covering, please click here or on the image below.

The Government has also announced that face covering is mandatory in hospitals for staff and visitors.

Read face covering information from our local hospital trusts by clicking the links below:

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

You can also click here or the image below to read a Government press release about face coverings in hospitals
Face covering guidance in Easy Read format is also available, please click here or on the image below to read the details.
Face Covering Exemption card
People with a Learning Disability also need to wear face coverings on public transport, hospitals and in shops, however children under 11, those with certain disabilities, or those with a health condition that would mean wearing a mask would cause extreme distress, will be exempt from wearing face coverings.
There are cards which indicate that you have a hidden disability and have a reasonable excuse not to wear a face-covering.

click here, or on the image below if you would like to access the Hidden Disabilities Website.

There is also plenty of information on the West Berkshire Council website about face coverings and exemptions.

This includes a face covering exemption image that you can download to your phone. A document that you can print and use as an exemption badge. A document that you can print and use as an exemption card.

Please click
here or on the image to the left to access the West Berkshire Council Webpage.

Babies and toddlers under the age of 3 years should not wear face coverings,as there is a serious risk of choking and suffocation. Some retailers are selling masks for babies and toddlers, however, Public Health England are very clear that these should not be used because of the significant risks.

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