From July 19, Tesco, Aldi, John Lewis, and Primark will have new face mask rules: ‘please wear one.’
Sainsbury’s store has joined TESCO, Aldi, John Lewis, and Waitrose in encouraging customers to wear face masks. It comes as new guidance allows germs to set their own safety policies if limits are eased on July 19.
On Monday, a year after they were introduced to help battle the spread of the virus, the legal obligation to wear face masks will be lifted in England. Although experts still urge covering one’s face in crowded or busy places, businesses can make their own policies.
Tesco has stated that social distancing as well as other safety measures will continue to be implemented across its stores.
During busy times, it will continue to limit client capacity in stores and maintain protective screens at checkouts and hand sanitizer stations.
“Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have focused on ensuring everyone can obtain the food they need in a safe environment,” a Tesco representative stated.
“We will continue to put safety measures in place in our stores, like restricting the amount of people in the store at any given time, protective screens at every checkout, hand sanitizer stations, and regular cleaning, after listening to our customers and staff.
“To be on the safe side, we’re urging our customers and colleagues to wear face coverings while they work, and we’re encouraging our customers to do the same when they buy with us,” says the company.
Aldi has also stated that it continues to ask shoppers to hide their faces when shopping, despite the fact that it is a “personal choice.”
“We ask our customers and staff in England to continue wearing a face covering in store starting Monday,” a message on Twitter said.
“We’ll have our hand sanitizer stations and screens in place as well. Customers and employees in our Welsh and Scottish locations must still wear face coverings.”
“Wearing a facial covering is now a personal choice,” the notice continued.
“If you are able, please continue to wear a face covering for the safety of our customers and colleagues.”
Waitrose and John Lewis
Waitrose and John Lewis employees and customers have also been asked to keep wearing masks, but management stress it will ultimately be up to individual judgment.
Hand sanitizing facilities and Perspex screens will remain in place throughout the stores.
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