Infant facemasks

We received a report recently directly from a meeting of health visiting leaders that staff are witnessing more babies wearing face coverings.

We understand that families may be anxious about being out in public places or travelling on public transport. Advice about face coverings for older children and adults does NOT apply to those under 5 years of age.

It is DANGEROUS for babies and toddlers to have their faces covered. There is a suffocation risk when their small airways are covered.

PLEASE DON’T use face coverings on your baby or toddler.


Below is a link to the Scottish Government guidance on face-coverings – (published 18th June 2020)

We have also added this to our FAQs section on