Face masks or coverings will NOT be compulsory for shop staff or workers. The new rules will apply only to members of the public entering the shop or store. However it is recommended that staff coming directly face to face with customers should wear a face covering as a precaution. You can refuse entry to a person failing to comply with the rule after 24th July and you can call the police to enforce this. Anyone disregarding the rules can be issued with a fine of up to £100.
Following the Scottish example, face masks are about to become compulsory in ALL English shops from Friday 24th July. This will bring us in to line with certain parts of Europe, Germany, Italy and Spain. France has made it the responsibility of individual shops to insist on mask wearing. A mask does not have to be a medical issue type. Any textile face covering such as a scarf or tube can be used as long as it is a close weave fabric and ideally double layered. The only qual