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UK News Public must wear face coverings in sandwich shops – Government

12:08  23 july  2020
12:08  23 july  2020 Source:   msn.com

Face coverings: What you need to know

  Face coverings: What you need to know Face coverings will be mandatory in shops and supermarkets in England from July 24.Michael Gove said over the weekend that the public could be trusted to use their “common sense” in choosing whether to cover their nose and mouth, but now it seems only the threat of a fine will do.

People will need to wear a face covering in sandwich shops in England under new regulations due to come into force on Friday. A Department of Health spokesman said: "From Friday July 24, it will be mandatory to wear a face covering in shops and supermarkets, as is currently the case on public

New regulations, which are enforceable by the police, are due to be set out on Thursday afternoon.

Face coverings will be mandatory in shops in England from Friday (PA) © Andrew Milligan Face coverings will be mandatory in shops in England from Friday (PA)

People will need to wear a face covering in sandwich shops in England under new regulations due to come into force on Friday.

The Department of Health and Social Care confirmed face coverings will be needed in shops such as Pret if people intend to take their food and coffee away.

If they sit down to eat or drink, they will be able to remove their face covering in that area.

Do face coverings help reduce coronavirus transmission?

  Do face coverings help reduce coronavirus transmission? It will soon be mandatory to wear face coverings in supermarkets and other shops in England. Starting on July 24, those going shopping need to have their nose and mouth covered or risk a £100 fine.This comes after rules requiring people to wear face coverings on public transport became mandatory last month.Initially many experts and authorities, including the World Health Organisation (WHO), suggested face coverings were not effective in preventing the spread of coronavirus but are now recommending wearing them in indoor spaces.

Wearing a face covering in shops and supermarkets in England is to become mandatory from 24 Those who fail to comply with the new rules will face a fine of up to £100, the government has Since mid-May, members of the public have been advised to wear coverings in enclosed public spaces

Face coverings must be worn in additional enclosed public spaces from 24 July in England, as the government takes further steps to Face coverings will be mandatory in additional enclosed public spaces from Friday 24 July – including shops , supermarkets, shopping centres and transport hubs.

It is likely takeaway outlets will fall under the same criteria.

A Department of Health spokesman said: “From Friday July 24, it will be mandatory to wear a face covering in shops and supermarkets, as is currently the case on public transport.

“If a shop or supermarket has a cafe or a seating area to eat and drink, you can remove your face covering in that area.”

The regulations, which are enforceable by the police, are due to be set out on Thursday afternoon.

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  15 best reusable face masks in stock The government have announced face coverings and masks will be mandatory for people visiting shops and supermarkets in England from July 24.If you do not comply, the police have been given powers to enforce measures and you could risk being fined £100. However, this will be reduced to £50 if the fine is paid within 14 days.

The Scottish government has recommended people cover their faces while in some enclosed public spaces, such as shops and public transport. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said there could be "some benefit" in wearing a cloth face covering in places where social distancing was difficult.

Why should we wear a face covering ? Face coverings reduce the spread of coronavirus droplets In shops , supermarkets and shopping centres. Not seated at a table to eat or drink in hospitality The Scottish government says all secondary school pupils should wear face coverings in corridors and

The same exemptions as for public transport will apply, with children under 11 and people with breathing problems not required to wear a covering.

Anyone who cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering because of a physical or mental illness or impairment or disability is also exempt.

The public are advised to wash their hands before putting a covering or mask on or taking it off, and to avoid touching their eyes, nose, or mouth while wearing one.

a woman talking on a cell phone screen with text: Face coverings are already mandatory in shops in Scotland (PA) © Provided by PA Media Face coverings are already mandatory in shops in Scotland (PA)

Face coverings should be stored in a plastic bag until they can be washed or disposed of, the Department of Health said.

The Government has been accused of creating confusion over whether face coverings must be worn in sandwich shops and takeaways.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced on July 14 that wearing a face covering in shops and supermarkets will be compulsory from Friday, with anyone failing to comply facing a fine of up to £100.

When do I have to wear a mask? Rules changing in England tomorrow

  When do I have to wear a mask? Rules changing in England tomorrow Face coverings will be compulsory in shops in England from Friday to stop the spread of coronavirus. But they are still not mandatory in cafes, pubs and restaurants, which has led to confusion over where the new rule applies in relation to buying food.

The public is advised to consider wearing face coverings in enclosed public spaces such as shops , trains and buses to help reduce the spread of coronavirus. People who use public transport or visit shops should consider covering their mouth and nose based on advice from SAGE.

Some countries already recommend or mandate face coverings in public . The WHO had previously argued there was not enough evidence to say that In the UK, the government announced on Friday that hospital visitors and outpatients would be required to wear face coverings , and that hospital staff

But the Prime Minister’s official spokesman later said sandwich shops were exempt.

Mr Hancock said last week: “You do need to wear a face mask in Pret because Pret is a shop. If there’s table service, it is not necessary to have a mask. But in any shop, you do need a mask. So if you’re going up to the counter in Pret to buy takeaway, that is a shop.”

a person standing in front of a sign: Face coverings are already mandatory on public transport in England (Dominic Lipinski/PA) © Provided by PA Media Face coverings are already mandatory on public transport in England (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

But the Prime Minister’s official spokesman later said: “We will be publishing the full guidance shortly but my understanding is that it wouldn’t be mandatory if you went in, for example, to a sandwich shop in order to get a takeaway to wear a face covering.

“It is mandatory… we are talking about supermarkets and other shops rather than food shops.”

In Scotland, face coverings are already mandatory in shops.

Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Munira Wilson said that with just a day to go before the new rules are enforced, the Government has created widespread confusion.

She told the PA news agency: “People need a Government that can offer genuine reassurances and steer the country to safety.

Face coverings guidance branded ‘last minute’ and ‘long overdue’

  Face coverings guidance branded ‘last minute’ and ‘long overdue’ The British Retail Consortium, UKHospitality and British Medical Association criticised the delay in guidance published a day before new laws come in.The Government also faced criticism from UKHospitality for the short notice clarification on wearing masks in takeaways, which came just a day before new laws come into effect and follows weeks of confusion and varied messaging from ministers.

“After all, clear communication is critical in a public health crisis. Instead, this confusion on guidance shows ministers simply could not organise a bun fight in a bakery.

“All this stinks of ministers making it up as they go along instead of listening to the experts.

a woman standing in front of a building: Liberal Democrat Munira Wilson accused ministers of ‘making it up as they go along’ (Aaron Chown/PA) © Provided by PA Media Liberal Democrat Munira Wilson accused ministers of ‘making it up as they go along’ (Aaron Chown/PA)

“The Government must urgently provide the clarity businesses need to operate and people need to feel safe.”

Passengers have been required to wear face coverings on public transport in England since last month.

Former head of the civil service Lord O’Donnell told peers on Wednesday that the Government needs to improve its communications.

Giving evidence to the Lords Public Services Committee, he said: “If anyone knows what the clear message on masks is, please tell me.”


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