The Scottish government has advised people to wear face coverings in enclosed public spaces in Scotland. When travelling to work, on public transport.
Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland's First Minister, said it could be beneficial for people to wear non-medical face masks and face shileds in places where social distancing was difficult, such as on public transport and in shops.
But the measure would not be compulsory, Sturgeon said, in part because there was no conclusive evidence that wearing face coverings can substantially stop the spread of coronavirus in the community.
"The evidence on the use of face coverings, face masks and face shields is limited, but there may be some benefit in wearing a facial covering when you leave the house and enter enclosed spaces," Sturgeon said on Tuesday, at a daily Scottish government briefing in Edinburgh.