Masks, and when to wear them

3 August 2020

Wearing face masks is something that we’ve all started to do in recent weeks. And whilst it still feels strange to many, it’s one of the simplest ways to keep people safe. Currently, it’s compulsory to wear masks inside shops and supermarkets, and when using public transport.

Change is an everyday word to us now. We are constantly seeing change and the latest  is that the Government has announced we must wear a face covering in other indoor settings, where we’ll come into contact with people we don’t normally meet. So, if you’re heading to somewhere like a museum, cinema, gallery, library, or place of worship from 8 August, please make sure to have a clean mask to wear. You can keep up to date with all the government guidance here.

Note, some of us are exempt from wearing a mask. These include children under the age of 11, those with a disability or physical or mental illness, or if you’re travelling or providing assistance to someone who relies on lip reading to communicate. There’s more information about those who do not have to wear a mask on the Government website.

We understand that wearing a mask can be an intimidating experience, but if we all work together, we can help protect those in our community who are more vulnerable or at risk of infection. By following these guidelines and rules, we can help to keep Norwich safe and well.

Finding your mask style

There are loads of different styles of masks, meaning we can find one to let our personalities shine through. And, if you want to make your own mask and stand out from the crowd, you can find out how to here.

Many shops in Norwich are selling face masks, and you can also purchase them online. You need to find one that covers your mouth and nose, and that’s comfortable to wear. If you choose a reusable mask, we recommend owning a couple, so you have spares to wear when you are washing them.

Choose a colour and print that makes you feel happy! Masks can be the ultimate accessory, so why not choose one that matches your look and/or brings out the colour of your eyes.