The advice from the Department of Health for living with COVID is clear:
Wear masks in a space (indoor or outdoor) where you can’t physically distance or where there are people who may be vulnerable to COVID
Stay home if you are feeling even slightly unwell, take a rapid antigen test (RAT)Keep your distance – 1.5m apart
Avoid poorly ventilated spaces, crowded indoor settings and prolonged contact with others
Use hand sanitiser regularly
Keep up to date with vaccinations
The most effective type of mask is ‘N95’ but some people find these difficult to wear as they are tight-fitting. Remember, the best mask is the one you are able to wear, and not keep in your pocket!