Face Coverings ChildThere is much being shared across social media and in the press about face coverings and masks available for babies. Many of these have been shown to have embellishments, dummies and long attachments, all of which are a safety hazard.

Face coverings and face masks should NOT be used by children under the age of 3 years.

Face covering are not required to be worn by children under the age of 11 years on public transport, or in shops and supermarkets (from 24th July).

Face coverings for children should be secured to the head using ear loops only.

Advice on face coverings can be found here (this includes guidance for manufacturers and sellers of face coverings): https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own