Get help Coronavirus resources Rules about the wearing of face masks There is no longer a legal requirment to wear a face mask in public anywhere in the UK. The need to where face masks was lifted in England on 1st of April, in Scotland on 18th of April, in Wales the rules changed at the end of March but you must wear a mask in health and social care settings, and in Northern Ireland, the advice is to use face coverings in all indoor public places, but this is not law. The rules across the UK Full guidance for each nation can be found at the following links. England Scotland Wales Northern Ireland. Last updated: 19th April 2022.