Leyburn Town Council are pleased to be able to offer the local community free reusable face coverings kindly made by the volunteers at the Colburn Scrub Hub based in Colburn Village Hall.

Councillors will be on the Market this morning giving away adult and child face coverings, please come down and see us!

Face coverings are used to help reduce the risk of transmission when social distancing is not always possible. Face coverings are to be worn on public transport from the 15th June as people may be more likely to be in enclosed spaces for longer periods of time where we know there is a greater risk of the spread of the virus and social distancing is likely to be difficult to follow consistently.The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) has set out that using face coverings can provide additional protection by stopping people unknowingly spreading the virus if they are suffering from coronavirus, but not showing symptoms.

These face coverings are recommended for use in the community and will offer more protection in enclosed spaces. Please note that face coverings are not the same as face masks. It is important that people do not use medical grade PPE masks to ensure these remain available for frontline staff.

Remember a face covering is predominantly to protect others from being exposed to the virus please continue to socially distance by 2 metres and wash your hands regularly to protect yourself.


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