The IGA recommends that garages require their customers to wear face coverings
It is a legal requirement for customers to wear a face covering in shops from Friday 24 July.
The Government has not defined which businesses are classed as “shops” and there is no specific guidance for garages. However, based on the current guidance, the Independant Garage Association (IGA) has recommended that garages require their customers to wear face coverings.
Shops will be expected to encourage compliance with the law and can refuse entry.
Face coverings are also strongly advised in other enclosed public spaces where social distancing may be difficult and where you come into contact with people you do not normally meet.
Face covering exemptions
Be aware that in some cases people are not expected to wear face coverings. This includes:
- Young children under the age of 11
- Not being able to put on, wear or remove a face covering because of a physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability
- If putting on, wearing or removing a face covering will causes severe distress
- If you are travelling with or providing assistance to someone who relies on lip reading to communicate
Please be mindful and respectful of such circumstances