By Laura Taylor •
Published: 13 Jul 2020 • 23:43
THE UK has just announced that on July 24 face masks will become mandatory across the UK and those who do not abide will be faced with hefty £100 fines. This new rule, which is already implemented in countries like Spain, Italy and Germany, will now be included in England.
Since the middle of May, citizens in the United Kingdom have been advised to wear coverings when entering enclosed places or meeting people in social circles. Furthermore, since June 15, wearing a mask on public transport has become a necessity.
Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary, will be outlining the new guidelines on the use of face masks on Tuesday. This decision has been made in order to limit the risk of transmission during the coronavirus crisis.
This new sanctionable offence is enforced by police forces and anyone caught breaking this rule could have to pay up to £100. However, if they can pay within two weeks then the fine is reduced to £50.
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Laura Taylor is a graduate from the University of Leeds. At university, she obtained a Bachelors in Communication and Media, as well as a Masters in International Relations. She is half British and half Spanish and resides in Malaga. Her focus when writing news typically encompasses national Spanish news and local news from the Costa del Sol.
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mandatory is not law,
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