Wealden District Council
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Support and advice for businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic

Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings) (England) Regulations 2021

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings) (England) Regulations 2021

Face coverings: when to wear one, exemptions, and how to make your own – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

WEBPAGE REVISED 30 November 2021

Places where face coverings must be worn;

Enclosed shopping centres
Banks, building societies, credit unions, short term loan providers.
Savings clubs, currency exchange, transmit money where customers are paid by cheque or cash
Post Offices
Estate and letting agents
Premises providing personal care and beauty – hairdressers, barbers, tattoo and piercing studios, nail salons and massage parlours.
Premises providing veterinary services
Retail galleries
Retail travel agents
Takeaways without space for consumption for food and drink
Public Transport including trains, buses, planes, trams, taxis and private hire vehicles
Any car, van or HGV during a professional driving lesson, a formal driving test, or during one of the practical tests for giving driving instruction.


These Regulations will be enforced by Wealden District Council Environmental Health Officers, East Sussex County Council Trading Standards Officers and Sussex Police. Fixed penalty notices for £200 may be issued to those not wearing a face covering unless they hold an exemption.

Our Environmental Health Enforcement Policy


For advice or complaints email Wealden DC on foodhs@rother.gov.uk or ESCC Trading Standards on trading.standards@eastsussex.gov.uk

Complaints regarding any individual’s behaviour or possible non compliance should be reported online to Sussex Police at Breach of coronavirus (Covid-19) measures Sussex Police