During Monday's second Coronation Street episode, viewers were left confused by the way characters were wearing their masks – especially while in hospital.

With the ITV soap acknowledging the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and associated rules, such as wearing a face covering, viewers have been seeing masks and social distancing on the show.

But while Leanne Tilsley (Jane Danson) and Steve McDonald (Simon Gregson) were in the hospital, they wore their face coverings under their chin rather than over their mouth and nose as is the correct way.

Of course, doing this would limit the acting somewhat, however it didn't stop viewers from taking to Twitter to complain.

Leanne wore a mask under her chin in the hospital
Leanne wore a mask under her chin in the hospital

One said: "Steve and Leanne modelling the new face bras."

Another wrote: "I know it's only TV but come on why bother with a mask in hospital if you're going to pull it down?"

A third joked: "Nice chin warmers on Coronation Street."

Someone else added: "Nice to see Leanne wearing her mask like she's on the bus..."

A fifth wrote: "Can someone please show the cast of Corrie how to wear a mask properly?

Steve was in hospital as he was told his son may never wake up
Steve was in hospital as he was told his son may never wake up

"Or maybe it's all part of a new plot line where a Covid cluster emerges on the street all down to poor hygiene and lack of social distancing."

And a sixth confused viewer said: "Why is Leanne wearing that mask when it's not covering her face."

Elsewhere, viewers saw David Platt (Jack P Shepherd) slip on a mask as he headed home from a drink with dodgy Ray Crosby (Mark Frost).

One viewer wondered: "David seriously isn't putting a mask on to walk across the street?"

Sadly for Leanne, wearing a mask properly was the least of her worries as she was told that her son Oliver may never wake up.

He had been diagnosed with a mitochondrial disease and she got the devastating news that the only treatment available would leave him unable to breathe on his own.

The distraught mother refused to allow doctors to turn off the life support machine though, hoping that one day a cure would be found.

Coronation Street continues Wednesday at 7.30pm on ITV