Though UK government guidelines have encouraged the use of face masks for some time, wearing face coverings in shops and supermarkets became mandatory on July 24th. Falling in line with the rulings relating to public transport in England, the new announcement on masks states that those who fail to comply with the rules could face fines up to £100.
For those still in need of a face covering, there are plenty of protective options available outside the realm of medical-grade PPE. According to the official COVID-19 strategy, simple fabric face masks with space for filter inserts "can help reduce the risk of transmission in some circumstances". With masks providing others protection if you yourself are asymptomatic, face coverings are now an essential step in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
With more and more people discovering how to create their own cloth masks at home, the internet is now full of fabric options for us to get our hands on. From fancy florals to tie-dye creations, patterned face masks will help stop the spread of the virus and look cute. So with that in mind, we decided to round up the prettiest fabric face masks that the internet has to offer.
Click ahead to find 9 face masks you can buy online right now.