From Friday 24th July, wearing a face covering is mandatory in enclosed public spaces such as shops, supermarkets and shopping centres, as well as when buying food and drink to take away from cafes and shops.
Face coverings must also be worn in banks, building societies and post offices.
There are some instances where face coverings do not need to be worn, including in pubs, bars or dine-in restaurants.
Face coverings are also not compulsory in cinemas, hairdressers, salons or gyms.
There are some people who are exempt from wearing a face covering, and our team will of course be mindful and respectful of this. More detail can be found on the government’s website here.
It is not compulsory for shop or supermarket staff to wear face coverings, however all retailers are required to ensure that their stores are Covid-19 secure, in line with government guidelines.
Many of our retailers have installed Perspex screens or provided transparent visors, so you may see store colleagues using these rather than face coverings.
You can read more about the government guidelines for shop staff here.