The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has stated that face coverings will be mandatory in additional enclosed public spaces from 24 July 2020 in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The additional enclosed spaces include shops, supermarkets, shopping centres, takeaway cafes and restaurants, and transport hubs. Venues such as eat-in restaurants, pubs, cinemas, hairdressers and gyms will be exempt. The DHSC stated that the latest guidance will be published soon. The regulations have been made under the Public Health (Control of Diseases) Act 1984, and will include powers for the police to enforce the requirement to wear a face covering.