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# face-coverings - Today’s News

Happy shoppers return to stores but city retailers warn that tourism and office workers are still key
# Opening Time
# Opening Time

Happy shoppers return to stores but city retailers warn that tourism and office workers are still key

Updated 8 hours ago 72,286 Views 30 Comments
  • Non-essential retail is allowed to resume from today
  • Face coverings are still mandatory to wear for customers and staff
  • Queues at some stores but reopening generally more low key than last year
  • Footfall a boost for cities but retailers warn tourism is still important

# face-coverings - Sunday 18 April, 2021

Israelis no longer have to wear masks outdoors as Covid-19 cases plummet
# Israel
# Israel

Israelis no longer have to wear masks outdoors as Covid-19 cases plummet

Apr 18th 2021, 7:00 AM 39,662 Views 35 Comments

Masks will still be required indoors, however.

# face-coverings - Tuesday 26 January, 2021

Face coverings are now mandatory in banks, post offices and credit unions
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# Face Coverings

Face coverings are now mandatory in banks, post offices and credit unions

Jan 26th 2021, 2:48 PM 29,163 Views 35 Comments

The Financial Services Union has welcomed the decision by Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly.

# face-coverings - Monday 7 December, 2020

'We're asking people to do the right thing': Face coverings now mandatory for drivers and passengers in taxis
# Spsv
# Spsv

'We're asking people to do the right thing': Face coverings now mandatory for drivers and passengers in taxis

Dec 7th 2020, 12:27 PM 14,367 Views 23 Comments

Drivers of taxis are entitled to refuse carriage to somebody not wearing a face covering under new regulations.

# face-coverings - Friday 13 November, 2020

South Korea starts fining people for not wearing masks
# Cases Rising
# Cases Rising

South Korea starts fining people for not wearing masks

Nov 13th 2020, 7:31 AM 12,802 Views 12 Comments

The country recorded 191 new coronavirus cases today.

# face-coverings - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

Debunked: No, face masks 'sprayed with Teflon' are not causing flu-like symptoms
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: No, face masks 'sprayed with Teflon' are not causing flu-like symptoms

Nov 11th 2020, 6:10 AM 16,647 Views 15 Comments

This claim has been shared widely on Facebook recently.

# face-coverings - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Less than half of schools providing medical grade face masks to SNAs, survey finds
# Schools
# Schools

Less than half of schools providing medical grade face masks to SNAs, survey finds

Sep 9th 2020, 3:53 PM 15,988 Views 21 Comments

That’s according to a survey conducted by trade union Fórsa.

# face-coverings - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Students who refuse to wear face masks will be sent home from secondary schools, Norma Foley says
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Students who refuse to wear face masks will be sent home from secondary schools, Norma Foley says

Aug 26th 2020, 9:57 AM 55,853 Views 135 Comments

The Education Minister has said all pupils must wear face masks, unless there is a medical reason not to.

# face-coverings - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

U-turn in England as secondary pupils advised to wear face coverings in lockdown areas
# About Face
# About Face

U-turn in England as secondary pupils advised to wear face coverings in lockdown areas

Aug 25th 2020, 9:53 PM 20,822 Views 18 Comments

Face coverings will not be recommended in schools more widely in England, but will be at the schools’ discretion.

# face-coverings - Sunday 23 August, 2020

Debunked: No, wearing a face mask does not 'disrupt pH levels' and increase cancer risk
# Carbon Dioxide
# Carbon Dioxide

Debunked: No, wearing a face mask does not 'disrupt pH levels' and increase cancer risk

Aug 23rd 2020, 12:05 AM 37,291 Views 136 Comments

A widely shared Facebook post incorrectly claims that wearing a mask causes people to breathe in their own carbon dioxide.

# face-coverings - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Church leaders unite to recommend wearing of face coverings during worship
# Mass Gatherings
# Mass Gatherings

Church leaders unite to recommend wearing of face coverings during worship

Aug 19th 2020, 6:15 PM 23,899 Views 24 Comments

The leaders of the Catholic Church, Church of Ireland, Presbyterians and Methodists issued a statement today.

# face-coverings - Thursday 13 August, 2020

Poll: Are you concerned about using public transport?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you concerned about using public transport?

Aug 13th 2020, 9:25 AM 51,274 Views 178 Comments

It is mandatory to wear face coverings on public transport.

# face-coverings - Monday 10 August, 2020

Explainer: Everything to know about new face covering regulations
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Explainer: Everything to know about new face covering regulations

Aug 10th 2020, 12:27 PM 43,912 Views 103 Comments

You have to wear a face covering in most shops from today.

Face coverings mandatory in shops and other indoor settings from today
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Face coverings mandatory in shops and other indoor settings from today

Aug 10th 2020, 9:00 AM 64,869 Views 232 Comments

It is now mandatory to wear a face covering in shops, hairdressers, cinemas and museums.

# face-coverings - Friday 7 August, 2020

Teachers and secondary school students to wear face coverings on return to school, says government
# Face Coverings
# Face Coverings

Teachers and secondary school students to wear face coverings on return to school, says government

Aug 7th 2020, 5:11 PM 87,388 Views 104 Comments

The Department of Education confirmed the latest advice in a statement this evening.

Secondary students: 'If you want us to wear face masks in the classroom, we'll do it'
# Back To School
# Back To School

Secondary students: 'If you want us to wear face masks in the classroom, we'll do it'

Updated Aug 7th 2020, 11:15 AM 67,486 Views 94 Comments

Students at third level institutions have been advised to wear face coverings if they cannot maintain a distance of two metres.

# face-coverings - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Donnelly expects 'very little need' to police wearing of face coverings
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# Face Coverings

Donnelly expects 'very little need' to police wearing of face coverings

Aug 5th 2020, 12:28 PM 26,522 Views 142 Comments

Face masks will become mandatory in all shops and retail centres from Monday.

# face-coverings - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

FactCheck: Did a Belfast bank post a notice describing balaclavas as 'unsuitable' face coverings?
# Natwest
# Natwest

FactCheck: Did a Belfast bank post a notice describing balaclavas as 'unsuitable' face coverings?

Jul 21st 2020, 1:00 PM 40,794 Views 27 Comments

A tweet sharing a photo of a notice at a NatWest branch suggests that the notice was displayed in Belfast.

# face-coverings - Saturday 18 July, 2020

Q&A: Your questions about Ireland's Covid-19 restrictions and health advice answered
# Covid19
# Covid19

Q&A: Your questions about Ireland's Covid-19 restrictions and health advice answered

Jul 18th 2020, 12:05 AM 55,292 Views 62 Comments

Phase 4 has been delayed and there are some new restrictions on the way – what does it mean for you?

# face-coverings - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Face coverings will have to be worn in the Dáil from next week
# Political Cover Up
# Political Cover Up

Face coverings will have to be worn in the Dáil from next week

Jul 16th 2020, 10:57 PM 25,237 Views 78 Comments

The move also extends to hallways and work spaces and includes TDs, Oireachtas staff and reporters.

# face-coverings - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Face coverings to be made mandatory in shops, Taoiseach confirms
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Face coverings to be made mandatory in shops, Taoiseach confirms

Jul 15th 2020, 7:40 PM 160,318 Views 218 Comments

Ministers approved the proposal at cabinet this evening.

# face-coverings - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Face coverings to be made compulsory in shops in England
# Boris Johnson
# Boris Johnson

Face coverings to be made compulsory in shops in England

Jul 14th 2020, 7:24 AM 12,741 Views 18 Comments

The order comes into force on 24 July and people who don’t comply could face a fine of up to £100 (€110).

Mandatory masks on public transport 'challenging for people who are Deaf and hard of hearing'
# Face Coverings
# Face Coverings

Mandatory masks on public transport 'challenging for people who are Deaf and hard of hearing'

Jul 14th 2020, 6:10 AM 13,806 Views 12 Comments

Advocacy group Chime suggested that transparent face-shields should be allowed to be used instead.

# face-coverings - Sunday 12 July, 2020

Bus drivers concerned about conflict between passengers over mandatory face coverings
# NBRU
# NBRU

Bus drivers concerned about conflict between passengers over mandatory face coverings

Jul 12th 2020, 2:53 PM 33,954 Views 62 Comments

There is some confusion around who will police new regulations that make face coverings on public transport mandatory.

# face-coverings - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Half of Dublin Bus passengers are wearing face masks but compliance on transport varies widely
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Half of Dublin Bus passengers are wearing face masks but compliance on transport varies widely

Jul 2nd 2020, 8:50 AM 24,741 Views 76 Comments

Compliance across various services ranges from 40% to 98%, the National Transport Authority has said.

# face-coverings - Monday 29 June, 2020

Mandatory use of face coverings on public transport 'likely' to be enforced through fines
# Phase Three
# Phase Three

Mandatory use of face coverings on public transport 'likely' to be enforced through fines

Updated Jun 29th 2020, 10:45 AM 40,230 Views 153 Comments

Enforcement will not begin for a number of weeks, the CEO of the National Transport Authority said.

# face-coverings - Thursday 25 June, 2020

Government confirms face coverings will be mandatory for passengers on public transport
# Cover Up
# Cover Up

Government confirms face coverings will be mandatory for passengers on public transport

Jun 25th 2020, 7:13 PM 39,020 Views 94 Comments

It follows weeks of criticism that not enough people were wearing face coverings while on public transport.

# face-coverings - Thursday 11 June, 2020

Health officials recommend campaign to educate public on the wearing of face masks
# Face Coverings
# Face Coverings

Health officials recommend campaign to educate public on the wearing of face masks

Jun 11th 2020, 7:28 PM 12,958 Views 24 Comments

The campaign will outline best practice for use of face coverings in retail outlets and on public transport.

# face-coverings - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

Explainer: What exactly is the latest advice on face masks and why you should wear them?
# Guidance
# Guidance

Explainer: What exactly is the latest advice on face masks and why you should wear them?

Jun 9th 2020, 11:28 AM 28,975 Views 83 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan has said “we need to do better” in terms of the general public wearing face masks as recommended.

'I think we can do better': Dr Holohan urges more people to wear face masks in public
# Phase Two
# Phase Two

'I think we can do better': Dr Holohan urges more people to wear face masks in public

Jun 9th 2020, 7:28 AM 27,176 Views 67 Comments

The chief medical officer said he’d been shopping at the weekend and was struck by the number of people not wearing one.

# face-coverings - Thursday 4 June, 2020

It will be mandatory to wear face coverings on public transport in England from mid-June
# UK
# UK

It will be mandatory to wear face coverings on public transport in England from mid-June

Jun 4th 2020, 6:15 PM 11,091 Views 34 Comments

Here in Ireland, advice on wearing face coverings on public transport is a guidance, not a rule.

# face-coverings - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

New guidelines for producers of Covid-19 face coverings
# Consumer Protection
# Consumer Protection

New guidelines for producers of Covid-19 face coverings

Jun 2nd 2020, 8:03 AM 35,333 Views 31 Comments

The CCPC has warned against claims that these items protect the wearer from Covid-19.

# face-coverings - Friday 15 May, 2020

Taoiseach advises public to wear face coverings on public transport and in retail stores
# Covid19
# Covid19

Taoiseach advises public to wear face coverings on public transport and in retail stores

May 15th 2020, 4:27 PM 31,329 Views 69 Comments

The use of face coverings will not be made a legal requirement.

# face-coverings - Thursday 7 May, 2020

NI Executive to advise public to wear face coverings in enclosed spaces
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

NI Executive to advise public to wear face coverings in enclosed spaces

May 7th 2020, 8:02 PM 10,983 Views 46 Comments

Stormont leaders also confirmed that the North’s Covid-19 infection rate is still too high to ease restrictions.

# face-coverings - Saturday 2 May, 2020

Public guidance on wearing face-coverings 'in certain scenarios' due in next two weeks
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Public guidance on wearing face-coverings 'in certain scenarios' due in next two weeks

May 2nd 2020, 9:28 AM 25,335 Views 68 Comments

Face coverings could possibly be advised for use while on public transport or in retail settings.