Nicola Sturgeon has announced that fines and police officers will be used to enforce her newest coronavirus measure in Scotland. Face coverings, which are already mandatory on public transport, will from Friday be mandatory in shops as well. There are exemptions for young children under five, people with certain health conditions and for staff with some circumstances.
Announcing the new legislation, the First Minister said: “For the vast majority of us, however, it will be the law that we wear face coverings in shops.
“Wearing a face covering on a bus, train or in a shop should, for the foreseeable future, become as automatic as putting on a seatbelt in a car.
“It should not need to be enforced, but the police can issue fines for anyone not compliant.”
The First Minister did not specify the range or cost of the fines introduced.
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