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Press Release - Mandatory Face Coverings

Face coverings will be mandatory from Saturday

Along with the entire Bailiwick, face coverings become mandatory in Alderney's indoor
public spaces from tomorrow (Saturday February 13th).

This includes all shops, the pharmacy, post office, the IMC, banks and petrol stations, as well
as any places where people are likely to encounter others, which could include outdoor
public spaces.

Although the measure is enforceable by law with a £100 maximum fixed penalty notice,
Alderney is unlikely to experience any difference as Islanders have adapted willingly to the
wearing of masks and face coverings.

The Civil Contingencies Authority ruling was announced on February 10th to help protect the
community as the nose and mouth are the main sources of coronavirus transmission.
Therefore a face covering can be a scarf or cloth that fits securely over nose and mouth and
around the side of the face.

Face coverings should be changed every four hours if possible or sooner if they become
damp or if you have touched it. Single-use face coverings should be disposed of in the
general waste and not in the recycling. The elastic supports of a face mask should be cut to
avoid harm to animals. Face coverings that have been laundered should be washed at 60
degrees, dried in a tumble drier if possible, and ironed.

Exemptions to the ruling are children under 12 and those who cannot wear a mask due to
physical or mental illness, impairment or disability. Methods of displaying an exemption,
such as a lanyard, card or written authorisation, are being explored. Carrying a lanyard or
proof of exemption is a personal choice and is not required by law.

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