B&M is selling face masks including Harry Potter, Batman and Friends for just £2.50

IF you're a fan of Friends, Harry Potter or Batman, you might want to head to your nearest B&M.

The discounter is selling face coverings from all three brands for just £2.50 each.

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The masks are described as 'one size fits most' and can be found in the gift aisle at B&M stores.

The Batman masks come with either the Batman logo or with a comic book strip.

The Harry Potter masks feature the Hogwarts School logo, and the Friends masks shows the logo from the sitcom TV show alongside the New York skyline.

Wearing a face mask in shops in the UK was made compulsory on July 24.

Since then, new rules have been brought in which say that people have to cover their faces on public transport, in hospitals and in lots of places such as museums, cinemas and churches.

Full list of places where you have to wear a face mask from August 8

BRITS will be required to wear face masks in the following places from August 8, following new guidance issued by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Police can issue fines of up to £100 for those caught breaking the rules.

Here are the places you’ll need to wear a face covering from August 8: 

  • Cinemas
  • Places of worship
  • Museums
  • Art galleries

Face masks have been compulsory in the following places since July 24:

  • Shops 
  • Supermarkets
  • Shopping centres
  • Transport hubs – Train stations and terminals, airports, ports, bus and coach stations and terminals
  • Cafes and when buying takeaway food
  • Banks and building societies
  • Post Offices

The government has also made mask-wearing mandatory in some school situations.

Children will have to wear masks in communal areas and corridors in towns and cities that are subject to stricter coronavirus restrictions.

The new rules mean that most people in the UK will need to buy a face mask, unless they meet certain limited exceptions.

The B&M masks were first spotted by an eagle-eyed shopper in a B&M in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham.

She posted her discovery in the Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK Group.

She said: "Face masks in b&m £2.50 each. I got these from B&M in Sutton Coldfield Birmingham.

"For anyone looking for them they were not with all the face masks they were in the gift aisle with all the Friends/ Harry Potter and Batman stuff."

How to make a homemade mask

IF you’re unable to find a mask, you could make your own at home.

Homemade masks won't offer the same level of protection as medical-grade ones, but it hasn't stopped DIY tutorials popping up online.

One of the simplest ones involves using two layers of kitchen roll and one tissue cut in half.

You then cover each end with masking tape – and you can even tape down some wire to stiffen the mask, if you have any.

Finish by punching holes in each end and threading elastic through to fit around your ears.

If you don't have elastic bands you could also use a hair tie.

The post was a hit with bargain hunters with hundreds of likes and comments, particularly from people asking their friends and family to grab one of the masks while they are in stock.

The Sun has asked B&M whether the masks are stocked nationwide and will update this story when we know more.

Some commentators commented that they'd managed to buy the masks themselves, so it's definitely worth checking.

Unfortunately, the coverings aren't available online, so you'll need to head to your nearest B&M store.

There are around 600 B&Ms across the UK and you can find your nearest using the store locator.


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