The rules do change and they don’t always seem as clear as we’d like them to be, there seems to be room left for interpretation.
Here in Histon & Impington we seem to have done well and many people are comfortable going about their business in the community but as lock down has eased there’s a little more uncertainty and some have asked for guidance.
It’s not the Parish Council’s job to set the rules but here are four principles which might help, along with a link to a helpful government web-site.
- If you feel safer wearing a face covering then go ahead and do so.
- In the open air and when you’re well separated from others a face covering is of little value.
- If you are closer to people but don’t have any prolonged interaction, such as when you’re shopping, then we would encourage the use of a face covering because we reckon it’s you doing your bit to minimise the transmission of the virus.
- If you are close to people for any length of time, especially indoors, then it is very advisable to use a face covering. In some circumstances, such as on public transport, it is in fact compulsory.
Perhaps the most important rule as the picture says is to ‘maintain social distance’.
Click here for the government advice.