ing face coverings in shops is now compulsory in Scotland, with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon hoping that their use becomes as automatic as wearing a seatbelt in a car. We asked shoppers in Edinburgh if they have been wearing them already, and what they think about the new law.
Some said they were already starting to get into the routine of wearing a face covering ahead of the new regulations coming into effect.
Doctor Agnieszka Janas, 26, said: "During the lockdown I wore a mask if I remembered to bring one, but now it's becoming more of a habit.
"I'm carrying one in my pocket to go to the shops."
Tom Dempsey, 29, said he had occasionally been wearing one, but had felt that the advice was "a little bit confusing".
However, he added: "I'm now carrying a buff to wear in shops."
Student Renee Stevens, 23, said she had not been wearing a mask, and had not seen other people wearing them.
"But now I have one in my bag because of the new rule," she said.
"It feels a bit late to bring in the rule as nobody has been wearing them."
Juliana Poprawiak, 44, who is originally from Brazil, said: "I have been using a mask.
"It's annoying me on my nose, but I have to wear it now so I will just put up with it.
"I think people will try to go into the shops without wearing a mask as that's what has happened in Brazil."
However, Ally Weir, 30, from Edinburgh, said he would not go to the shops unless he needed to.