Face masks now mandatory in more public spaces as rules tighten in Scotland

We now have to wear them in corridors and other communal places

New rules have been introduced in Scotland extending the mandatory wearing of face coverings.

They will now be required in workplace settings including canteens.

Other areas including corridors and other communal facilities will be included in a further extension of the rules coming into force as of Monday.

The first minister announced at Holyrood that the measures were part of the response required at a “critical moment” in the pandemic.

Nicola Sturgeon said: “The new rules are a proportionate additional step which will help employees keep themselves and their colleagues that bit safer.”

Face coverings are already required in a number of public settings, including shops and cafes.

They are also mandatory on public transport.

Exemptions are still in place for young children and people with certain health conditions.

There has been one significant easing of the rule on face covering.

Sturgeon said couples would no longer have to wear them during wedding or civil partnership ceremonies.