FAST food chains including McDonald’s, Burger King and Domino’s have confirmed they WILL enforce the new face mask rules.
Here we explain the different rules for both dine-in and takeaway customers.
From today, July 24, you must wear face masks in places such as shops, banks and airports – and you could be fined £100 if you fail to do so.
The government has also issued guidance for restaurants and fast food chains.
Dine-in and takeaway customers must follow different rules when inside a food establishment.
If you’re buying food and drink to takeaway, you are required to wear a face covering.
The government says this is the same as entering and browsing a normal shop, where it’s also compulsory to wear face masks.
But if you plan on eating in, you won’t need to wear a face covering.
Ministers have previously said “it’s not practical” to wear face masks in places where you’ll be eating.
Businesses are asked to enforce the above rules, but it’ll be up to the police to issue fines.
The below restaurants have got back to The Sun to confirm they WILL ask customers to wear masks when collecting food:
You won’t need to cover up if you’re eating in.
The Sun has asked other restaurant chains – including KFC, Costa, Pizza Hut, Nando’s and Pret – if they plan on following the face mask rules.
We’ll update this article when we get further clarification.
Face masks are mandatory in the following places from today:
You won’t need to wear a mask in the following scenarios:
You could be fined £100 if you fail to wear a mask in shops and other outlets where it’s compulsory.
The police will be in charge of issuing fines, but Metropolitan Police Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick told LBC this should only be as “a last resort”.
It’s been mandatory to wear a face mask on public transport – including buses, trains and planes – since June 15.
Face masks are also compulsory on public transport in Northern Ireland and Scotland, but not in Wales.
Face masks are recommended in crowded spaces but are on the whole not compulsory in outdoor spaces.
This includes when walking down the street and sitting in the park.
They don’t need to be worn in bars and pubs or in restaurants where there is table service.
Official government guidance also exempts the following groups:
The Sun has rounded up the cheapest places to buy face masks ahead of the rule change.
Some experts claims that if all Brits wore faces masks then the UK could “return to normal” because they slash the risk of catching coronavirus.
In England, the rules are to try and stay at least two metres apart, although one metre+ is now acceptable if the former isn’t possible.