From Saturday the list of places were a face covering must be worn is extended.

Until now it was mandatory on public transport and in taxis and in shops.

But the First Minister announced that the list of places was to be extended to help prevent the spread of coronavirus

Ms Sturgeon said: “We need to do everything we can to stop it in its tracks and that is why we are expanding the mandatory use of face coverings in more indoor public spaces, and will be implementing further regulations for the hospitality sector. Many of these measures should already be in place as part of the guidance, but in order to keep the sector open – safely – we are now placing them in law.

“We are the frontline in making sure that Covid doesn’t spread, and so we all need to keep doing the right things.”

The new list which takes effect from Saturday is:

  • any premises open to members of the public and used for the retail sale or hire of goods or services. This now includes: shops; takeaway restaurants; estate agents; and beauty parlours. This does not extend to hospitality premises such as sit-in cafes and restaurants
  • Aquariums, indoor zoos or visitor farms, and any other indoor tourist, heritage or cultural site
  • Banks, building societies and credit unions
  • cinemas
  • Community centres
  • Crematoriums and funeral directors premises
  • Libraries and public reading rooms
  • Museums and galleries
  • Places of worship
  • Post offices
  • Storage and distribution facilities, including collection and drop off points.