The Director General of Health recommends masks to be worn in all enclosed spaces where they may be a concentration of people. This includes shops, pharmacies, public transport and shops generally.

It is stressed that wearing masks must be accompanied by other measures, already recommended, such as social distancing, frequent hand washing and respiratory hygiene.

A complete guide to the proper wearing of face masks, which is key for their effectiveness and safety, provided by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (EPDC), as well as DGS detailed advice can be downloaded here