A face covering is something which covers your nose and mouth. It doesn’t have to be a mask. It can be anything that covers your nose and mouth.
Some people do not have symptoms so they can spread Coronavirus without knowing.
Face coverings are to stop you from accidentally spreading the virus.
The government has made new rules about wearing face coverings in public places to help protect people from Coronavirus.
Some people do not have to wear a face covering for health reasons.
This includes when you have to wear a face covering and who is exempt for health reasons.
It also tells you how to make your own face covering.
Here is the government exemption card for you to print