Face coverings became mandatory in UK shops and supermarkets from 24 July 2020. They are commonly worn for indoor public settings and sometimes outdoors too.
Following this guidance, the wearing of masks was adopted to varying degrees by the British public and some people will also wear a mask outdoors or in cars.
The Face Mask Debate
Petar Josic, Digi Debates Moderator, hosted a debate on whether masks are effective. Click the arrow on the image to watch on YouTube.
Denis Rancourt PhD produced a review of science relevant to COVID-19 social policy and you can read this by clicking on the button below.
Face masks in the COVID-19 era: A health hypothesis
An official Stanford University facemask study published in the US National Library of Medicine
Many countries across the globe utilised medical and non-medical face masks as non-pharmaceutical intervention for reducing the transmission and infectivity of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19). Although, scientific evidence supporting face masks’ efficacy is lacking, adverse physiological, psychological and health effects are established. Is has been hypothesised that face masks have compromised safety and efficacy profile and should be avoided from use. The current article comprehensively summarises scientific evidences with respect to wearing face masks in the COVID-19 era, providing prosper information for public health and decision making.