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Where to buy face coverings for children as lockdown eases

The new government advice states that children under the age of two should not wear a face mask: iStock
The new government advice states that children under the age of two should not wear a face mask: iStock

Face masks are set to become a part of everyday life following the government announcement that face coverings are now mandatory on public transport and in hospitals.

The new rules, which came into force on 15 June, mean that anyone travelling by train, Tube, bus, ferry or plane in England should be wearing a face covering. Those travelling by train will be asked to cover their face as they enter a station.

People who aren’t wearing one can be refused on transport and fined £100. Those under the age of 11 and people with disabilities or breathing problems are exempt, as well as anyone travelling with someone who lip-reads.

Wearing a face covering will be even more important as lockdown measures start to lift. On 23 June, the prime minister Boris

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