Preston and Blackpool's court users will have to wear masks in public areas from Monday after U-turn by court service

People attending court will be asked to wear face coverings in public areas from Monday.

Friday, 24th July 2020, 12:30 pm

The U-turn came as face coverings became mandatory from July 24 in enclosed public spaces including supermarkets, banks and post offices.

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HM Courts & Tribunals Service guidance says people may be asked to temporarily remove masks for ID purposes, and courtrooms will be covered by previous guidance that allows masks to be removed when people are speaking or presenting evidence in the courtroom.

Exemptions are made for those with health issues that makes wearing masks difficult.

Masks will be required in public areas