From the 24th July, face coverings will now be mandatory not only on public transport, but in shops supermarkets and when visiting a hospital/GP.
To help limit the spread of the virus, if you are aged 12 and over, you must wear a face covering. This doesn’t have to be a face mask, but a cloth covering which covers your mouth and nose while allowing you to breathe comfortably. It can be as simple as a scarf or bandana that ties behind the head. You can find additional information by visiting: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face- covering/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering
The UK Government has advised that those who have respiratory conditions do not need to wear a face covering although if you are comfortable with wearing one, it is recommended you do
Asthma UK Advice
Mencap have also produced a document which explains when a face covering does not have to be worn if you have a disability
Wearing a face covering in England