Today, 10th of July, is the start of the mandatory wearing of face masks/coverings in shops for most people.
Orkney’s retailers have been working very hard to make shopping safer for both workers and consumers.
This coming Friday sees the mandatory use of masks/face coverings in shops in Scotland, presumably also in other indoor locations where social distancing is difficult to achieve.
A week today, Friday 10th of July, it will be mandatory to wear a face covering/mask in all shops unless you have an underlying health condition which prevents you from doing so.
Maree Todd heard from two Orkney residents, Fiona Robertson & Tricia Sutherland, who have both been working flat out to produce face coverings to those in their local community.
NHS Orkney commenced testing for Covid19 on April 20th 2020.
This week there has been some good news for the construction and tourism sectors in Scotland.
“a face covering that is 60% effective at blocking viral transmission and is worn by 60% of the population will reduce R0 to below 1.0”
We Wear The Mask a poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar.