At Eastgate we are continuing to follow along with latest Government Guidance and request that you make sure to wear a face covering when visiting our centre and keep it on throughout your entire visit.
The best available scientific evidence is that, when used correctly, wearing a face covering may reduce the spread of coronavirus droplets in certain circumstances, helping to protect others and this is what we are asking of you.
However, you do not need to wear a face covering if you have a legitimate reason not to. This includes:
- young children under the age of 11
- not being able to put on, wear or remove a face covering because of a physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability
- if putting on, wearing, or removing a face covering will cause you severe distress
- if you are travelling with or providing assistance to someone who relies on lip reading to communicate
- to avoid harm or injury, or the risk of harm or injury, to yourself or others
- to avoid injury, or to escape a risk of harm, and you do not have a face covering with you
- to eat or drink, but only if you need to
- to take medication
- if a police officer or other official requests you remove your face covering
If you fall into one of the above categories, you can visit our Management suite to get some more information on how we are looking to support you.
Please note that due to face coverings being mainly intended to protect others, not the wearer, from COVID-19, they are not a replacement for social distancing and regular hand washing.