Monthly Archives: August 2020

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Face coverings: frequently asked questions (update by Welsh Government 27.07.2020)

How and when you could wear a face covering to protect those around you, if you choose to wear one.

What is a face covering? : A face covering mostly acts to protect others by reducing ‘airborne transmission’ of COVID-19. It does not protect the wearer from infection by others.

What is a face mask? : Well-fitted medical masks are designed to protect the wearer from infection, and are vital for frontline staff who are at risk from close contact with patients who are, or may be, infected with COVID-19.

From Monday 27 July 2020 it is compulsory to wear a face covering on public transport in Wales

Where and when do the rules apply?

The rules apply to all ‘enclosed’ public transport vehicles including buses, coaches, trains, trams, ferries and aircraft (where they take off or land in Wales). It also applies to taxis and to tourist services, such as mountain railways and excursion buses.

Face coverings should be worn for the duration of the journey on public transport. This means they must be worn from when you get on the vehicle and they must stay in place until you get off.

Latest updates : public-transport-wales

Hospital visiting during the coronavirus outbreak: guidance updated by Welsh Government 15.07.2020

For updates on how the NHS can support hospital visiting in a safe and planned way during the coronavirus pandemic, visit :

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