Face coverings can help control Covid-19 transmission in the community but they should not be a replacement for other coronavirus measures such as social distancing, scientists have said.
Disabled people could “bear the brunt” of a police crackdown on wearing face masks under coronavirus laws, human rights campaigners have warned.
Sainsbury's has become the latest supermarket to announce they will be tightening the enforcement of Covid rules in their stores.
Customers will be refused entry to Morrisons stores in Scotland if they do not wear a face covering.
Voters could be required to wear face coverings when visiting polling stations at next year’s elections, MPs have heard.
All students and teachers in secondary schools and colleges in England should wear face coverings when moving around the premises, according to new Government guidance.
A new exemption card has been produced by the Scottish Government for people who cannot wear face coverings in shops and other settings.
Pope Francis’ decision to forgo wearing a mask has been noticed, with some concern, by the commission of Vatican experts he appointed to help chart the Catholic Church’s path through the coronavirus pandemic.
New Covid-19 rules have come into effect today in Scotland but how do they affect you?
The First Minster has today confirmed pupils in Scotland will have to wear face masks on dedicated school transport and when moving between classes.
Secondary schools will be given “obligatory guidance” that pupils should wear face coverings when moving around schools from next Monday, Scotland’s Education Secretary has confirmed.
Staff and pupils in secondary schools across Scotland are expected to be required to wear face coverings when moving between classrooms.
Aberdeen's Liberal Democrat group are urging the local authority to consider making face coverings compulsory on school transport.
North-east Trading Standards team issue scam warnings over fake HMRC calls, knock-off masks and potted topiary plants
North-east residents have been warned to be vigilant after an increase in doorstep crimes and scams - including someone trying to sell potted topiary plants.
A large quantity of fake designer face coverings have been seized in the north-east.
Nicola Sturgeon pledges profits from SNP face masks will go to charity after she is accused of ‘profiteering’ from crisis
Profits made from the sale of controversial SNP-branded face masks will be donated to charity, Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed.
Aberdeenshire MSP claims call to halt sale of SNP branded face coverings ‘a piece of nonsense drawn up by a bored Tory staff member’
Gillian Martin has defended the SNP selling its own branded face coverings, following criticism from the Scottish Conservatives, arguing it could encourage their use.
Wearing a face covering does not lead to a false sense of security or make people less cautious about hand hygiene, experts have claimed.
Two iconic high-speed trains have adopted face coverings to remind commuters to wear them on-board.
The new rule to wear a face covering in all shops comes into force today as Scotland moves into phase three of lockdown.
No music in pubs and £60 fine for failing to wear a face covering – the nuts and bolts of Nicola Sturgeon’s plans to ease physical distancing
Nicola Sturgeon has announced new coronavirus guidelines on compulsory face coverings, giving children more freedom to play with their friends and the easing of physical distancing in shops, pubs, restaurants, trains, buses and ferries.
Face coverings to become compulsory in shops from next week as physical distancing is relaxed in attempt to boost economy
Face coverings are to be compulsory in Scottish shops from the end of next week, as physical distancing is relaxed in retail and hospitality sectors as well as public transport.
A north-east MSP has rallied her colleagues to encourage everyone to help keep Covid-19 under control by wearing face coverings.
Face value: Scots may be made to wear coverings in some public spaces, as Covid-19 transmission rate drops
Scots could be forced to wear face coverings in shops, on public transport and in some other public spaces as part of new measures being considered by the Scottish Government.