People in areas of suspected high Covid-19 transmission should wear non-medical masks in indoor spaces including workplaces and schools, according to new World Health Organisation (WHO) advice.
Face masks and gloves were found on a third of beaches cleaned by conservationists during an annual beach clean-up.
I see many folk are on about getting people into Aberdeen to start shopping and using the restaurants.
The best fabric face coverings should combine “breathability and effectiveness”, a consumer group said as research revealed stark differences between those on the market.
Nearly four in five Scots are concerned about the volume of single-use plastics and packaging used across the country and would support new regulations to limit their use, a survey has revealed.
Nicola Sturgeon has said there will be no return to normality when hospitality restrictions are due to be eased this month, warning that household gatherings will remain banned.
Advice about sneezing and coughing should be offered to people to help combat the spread of Covid-19, a peer has suggested.
Boris Johnson’s father has admitted he “slipped up” after being photographed again breaching rules on wearing masks, this time at a London Underground station.
Face coverings will be mandatory for retail staff and customers moving around indoor hospitality venues in England from Monday, the Government has announced.
Donald Trump Jr, eyes superglued to the autocue, cracked a joke at the Republican Party convention along the lines that his dad’s opponent in November’s US presidential election – Joe Biden – is like the Loch Ness Monster; he pops his head up every now and again to run for president.
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.
The NHS Grampian Endowment Fund has bought hundreds of units of Face Barrier Cream for the regional health body.
From tomorrow wearing a visor alone will not be permitted in Scotland. instead a face covering must also be worn.
I cannot understand the appalling scenes in the press and on social media, filmed and printed this weekend in England, crowded beaches, street parties, police having been called in on those occasions to disperse and break up the rowdies.
The chairman of an Aberdeen charity has urged the public to be considerate towards those who are exempt from wearing face masks.
North-east SNP MSP Stewart Stevenson indicated he is planning to wear a mask “for the rest of my life” as he mounted a staunch defence of anti-coronavirus face coverings.
An organisation that helps to feed the homeless has issued an appeal for face masks.
Nicola Sturgeon warns face coverings to be worn for “foreseeable future” as increase in Covid-19 cases recorded
Nicola Sturgeon warned face coverings will have to be worn for the “foreseeable future” as Scotland recorded the highest number of new coronavirus cases for three weeks.
Tom Hanks has said he has “no respect” for people who refuse to wear face masks.
RE the use of face coverings, it’s going to be busier out there. More people going about and distancing shorter so it makes a lot of sense! LC.
The Scottish Grocers Federation has strongly criticised today’s announcement by the first minister that wearing face masks in shops is to become mandatory.
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New guidance for transport passengers and operators in Scotland has been produced ahead of the easing of lockdown restrictions.
A north-east MSP has welcomed new guidance on facial coverings as evidence suggests home-made masks can help reduce the risk of community transition of coronavirus.
The First Minister has said she hopes to issue guidance on wearing face coverings by tomorrow - despite "inconclusive" scientific evidence.
Banff Academy is in the running to win an award after teachers and staff started making face masks for NHS frontline workers.
The UK Government is at risk of “bowing to public pressure” over the use of face masks in public, a leading Aberdeen microbiologist has argued.
Teachers at a north-east school are taking advantage of their spare time and specialised equipment to create face masks for key workers.