'Wear a mask' says Messenger

    From today face coverings are mandatory in enclosed public spaces

    Theatre Royal Plymouth’s famous statue is helping Plymouth City Council spread the message to wear a face covering.

    From today (24 July) it is mandatory to wear one in enclosed public spaces.

    This includes shops, takeaways and cafes and they have to be worn while ordering at a counter, but not when sitting down to eat or drink. 

    The rules do not apply to pubs, libraries or other council buildings. 

    Devon & Cornwall Police say enforcing a £100 fine for people not wearing a face covering is a "final option".

    Local officers say everyone should be responsible, and they will be working to engage and educate the public on the issue. 

    These people in Plymouth City Centre told Radio Plymouth their views on having to wear one:

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