Full list of places where you need to wear face mask in Portsmouth

A woman wears a protective face mask. Picture: DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty ImagesA woman wears a protective face mask. Picture: DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images
A woman wears a protective face mask. Picture: DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images
THE places where you now need to wear face masks in Portsmouth have been extended.

It comes as the government slowed down the easing of lockdown, with the date that bowling alleys and ice skating rinks are allowed to reopen being postponed.

With lots of difference guidance now in place regarding what you should and shouldn’t do in regards to coronavirus, it can be hard to keep up with it all.

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So to make things simpler, here is all you need to know as of August 1:

Face coverings

They have been compulsory on public transport from June 15 and in shops and supermarkets from July 24.

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From August 8 they will also be required in places you come into ‘contact with people you do not normally meet, such as museums, galleries, cinemas and places of worship’, the Prime Minister said on Friday.

Social distancing

Two metres where possible, including workplaces. If not possible then one metre with ‘mitigations’ such as face masks and more frequent hand washing.


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Working from home advised. However, on Friday, the Prime Minister said: ‘If employers think, and employees think, that actually to get in, to be productive, you need to be at your place of work then that's a very, very important consideration.’

Seeing family and friends

Except where there are restrictions in place (ie. for the vulnerable or children) Social distancing should be maintained at all times when meeting people outside your household.

Two households can meet anywhere and groups of up to six people from different households can meet outdoors.

Household mixing is banned from July 31 for those in Greater Manchester, parts of East Lancashire and West Yorkshire and also Leicester.

Shops, restaurants and pubs

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Non-essential shops open since June 15. Pubs and restaurants from July 4 with table service indoors.

Sport and leisure facilities

Outdoor sports from May 10 in small groups. Indoor gyms, pools and leisure centres from July 25. Planned re-opening of bowling alleys, ice rinks, indoor live performances and piloting of sports audiences on August 1 postponed for at least a fortnight.


Primary and secondary schools to reopen with full attendance in September.

Holidays and travel

From June 8, 14-day quarantine for travellers from outside a list of exempt countries. England and Wales share a list, while Scotland and Northern Ireland decide for themselves.

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From July 4, people may only stay overnight in groups of up to two households in holiday accommodation.

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