Walt Disney World has announced changes to its health and safety protocol at the park. In a bid to tighten mask-wearing criteria, the park has banned the use of face masks with breathing valves and/or holes.
Disney has confirmed all face coverings must fully cover the mouth and nose and secure under the chin; be made with at least two layers of breathable material; fit comfortably but snugly against the side of the face; and fasten with ear loops or ties to enable visitors to be hands-free.
Visitors arriving at the park without the required face coverings will be asked to purchase a facemask from the site that complies with the new regulations.
Walt Disney World has also ramped up temperature screening, which now takes place in restaurants on site as well as when entering the park. If a guest’s temperature is not within limits deemed acceptable, they will not be able to enter the restaurant.