Face masks and coverings will be a part of daily life for the foreseeable future.
In England, it is mandatory to wear on public transportation, in shopping centres, stores and supermarkets.
A new ‘eye chart’ has been published, and it explains what moods and facial expressions someone has when their face is covered.
It can be hard to tell what someone is thinking or feeling when their mouth is covered, and this chart aims to teach people how to read expressions from a person’s eyes, The Mirror reports.
Richard Hammond from Uncrowd said: “Good retailers can read their customers like a book, but if their mouths are hidden behind masks, it’s a bit harder to work out what they’re thinking and feeling. Our at-a-glance guide should help to check the mood of a customer.
“2020 vision was supposed to mean perfect eyesight. This year, with the pandemic and mask wearing, it’s taken on a slightly different meaning.”
The UK government website says: “Face coverings are required to be worn in any shops, including food shops and supermarkets, but are not required in hospitality settings, including restaurants with table service, bars, and pubs.
“They are also not required in entertainment venues (such as cinemas or casinos), visitor attractions (such as heritage sites or museums), exercise and sports venues (such as gyms).
“Where a shop is within another premises which does not require a face covering (such as a museum or other visitor attraction) they are required in the shop only.”