Scotland – mandatory face coverings from 10 July in shops, retail settings and private hire vehicles

Staying safe and keeping others safe by wearing face coverings* has been made mandatory from today (10 July) in shops and retail settings, and in private hire vehicles. New guidance is available, with also dedicated guidance for retail settings. This requirement applies to funeral director businesses.

Face coverings are not mandatory in Scottish crematoria or cemeteries.

*A face covering is defined as any type of protective clothing which covers a person’s nose and mouth, which includes fabric face coverings, scarves and visors. It could be, but is not required to be, a PPE face mask. Customers are expected to provide their own face coverings but shops and retailers are strongly encouraged to have their own stocks of face coverings available as an initial encouragement to those customers without face coverings.

Further information can be found on the Scottish Government Funeral Industry Blog