Since the Scottish government recommended yesterday that people cover their faces while in some enclosed public spaces, such as shops and public transport, a couple of SMMC members have pointed out that we appear to have shown uncanny prescience when we ordered our snoods for members.
So, as a bit of light relief, we thought we'd do a prize draw for pictures of members wearing their SMMC snood.
There are three simple rules:
- Only pictures taken since the First Minister's announcement will be valid.
- Unnecessary travel should be avoided, so any images should be in a safe location, not necessarily standing in front of the freezers in your favourite supermarket.
- All pictures need to be submitted by 1800hrs this Sunday (3rd May) with the winner being announced asap after then.
The winner, as chosen by the Committee, will get a free SMMC branded baseball cap.
This is a fun competition for SMMC members. For the avoidance of doubt - and to prevent any possible litigation - we are not suggesting or claiming that wearing an SMMC snood will prevent or protect from COVID-19 - and we feel obliged to point out the Scottish government's guidance:
By face coverings we do not mean the wearing of a surgical or other medical grade mask but a facial covering of the mouth and nose, that is made of cloth or other textiles and through which you can breathe, for example a scarf.
When applying or removing the covering, it is important that you wash your hands first and avoid touching your face. After each use, you must wash the face covering at 60 degrees centigrade or dispose of safely. Face coverings should not be used for children under the age of two years.
We are recommending that you consider using face coverings in the limited circumstances described above as a precautionary measure. Given that the evidence of impact on transmission is relatively weak, the public use of facial coverings is not being made mandatory and will not be enforced at this stage.