What kind of mask should I wear to a funeral during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Wear a properly fitting surgical-grade fluid repellent (Type IIR) face mask. If a respirator mask is used (for example N95), this should be non-valved. These masks are widely available from pharmacies, supermarkets and online retailers
Are face coverings required at the airport?
See full answerYou should remove your face covering if asked to do so by police, border control or airport security.It is important to use face coverings properly. Wash or sanitise your hands before putting them on and after taking them off. Store face coverings hygienically when not in use.You should bring your own face covering for use throughout your journey. Bring spare face coverings for longer journeys.Bring plastic bags to store used face coverings and dispose of them properly. Use a ‘black bag’ waste bin or litter bin to dispose of face coverings. You should not put face coverings in a recycling bin or drop them as litter.Some international destinations may require different face coverings or masks to the UK – you should check before you travel.
What are some guidelines to follow when attending or managing a funeral during the COVID-19 pandemic?
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- washing your hands with soap and water or using hand sanitiser throughout the day
- where possible, avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. If you do need to touch your face (for example to put on or take off your face covering), wash or sanitise your hands before and after
- covering your mouth and nose with disposable tissues when you cough or sneeze
- if you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze into the crook of your elbow, not into your hand
- dispose of tissues into a rubbish bag and immediately wash your hands
- getting tested twice a week even if you don’t have symptoms
- letting fresh air in. You may want to consider if you can have the funeral or commemorative event outdoors.
Who should not attend funerals during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19 (a new continuous cough, a high temperature or a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell), should not attend a funeral.
What are the social distancing rules in airports?
Wherever possible and practical, you should: keep 2 metres away from people outside your household or support bubble, where relevant minimise the time you spend near other people.
What measures should be taken by airports and aircraft operators to fight COVID-19?
See full answerAircraft and airport operators should write and implement a cleaning plan and update it when new information becomes available. Follow UK public health cleaning guidance. Regularly clean surfaces thoroughly using standard detergents. Regularly review the frequency of cleaning based on traffic. Regularly clean all frequently touched surfaces. For example, door handles, banister rails, buttons, luggage trolley handles, and toilet areas. Maintain air conditioning systems properly. Consider installation of touch-free equipment in toilet facilities such doors, taps and soap dispensers.Perform cleaning activities in ways that do not aerosolise particles set on surfaces. For example, avoid air blowing procedures and the use of vacuum cleaners. Ensure a full risk assessment is in place for cleaning staff, consistent with the general advice on workplace cleaning.
What is the purpose of the exemption card?
Some people may feel more comfortable showing something that says they do not have to wear a face covering. This could be in the form of an exemption card, badge or even a home-made sign.This is a personal choice, and is not necessary in law.If you would like to use an exemption card you can use the PDF attachments on this page.Those who have an age, health or disability reason to not wear a face covering should not be routinely asked to provide any written evidence of this. Written evidence includes exemption cards.
Who are at higher risk of developing serious illness from COVID-19?
Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.