Fresh new government rules being implemented tomorrow (Saturday 8th August) will mean that face masks will have to be worn inside the UK's bingo halls.
Face masks are currently mandatory in shops and on public transport. However, the rule change will make them compulsory in more indoor spaces including bingo halls as of Saturday.
Already, a number of restrictions are in place in bingo halls. As well as perspex screens, cashless tills, and hand sanitisers, many clubs have had to limit their numbers.
The latest move comes as the Prime Minister today announced an increasing rate of coronavirus infections that see the Government halt the easing of lockdown measures.
People are exempt from face mask-wearing if it is likely to cause them severe distress, or if they have a physical or mental illness or disability. However, anyone else caught not wearing a face mask may face a fine of £100.