Face coverings are mandatory in enclosed public spaces

24th July 2020

Full guidance on wearing face coverings in shops in England has now been released by the UK Government.

Coverings will be mandatory in enclosed public spaces including shops, supermarkets, indoor shopping centres, transport hubs, banks and post offices.

They must also be worn when buying takeaway food and drink, although they can be removed in a seating area.

Those who break the rules could face a fine of up to £100, enforced by local authorities.

There are exemptions for children under 11, those with disabilities or certain health conditions, such as respiratory or cognitive impairments that make it difficult for them to wear a face covering.

Public Health England has warned parents not to buy coverings for babies and young children because of the risk of choking or suffocation.

Masks will not be mandatory in indoor venues which have other safety measures in place, including:

  • Eat-in restaurants
  • Hairdressers and salons
  • Gyms and leisure centres
  • Pubs

We’d like to thank our customers for your co-operation. For any further information you can visit the Government website by clicking here.

If you need to purchase a face mask, you can do so in the following of our stores:

  • ASDA
  • Boots
  • Home Bargains
  • Holland and Barrett
  • Lidl
  • Lloyds Pharmacy
  • Matalan
  • Savers
  • Sports Direct
  • Wilko
  • Superdrug
  • Rebecca’s Shop
  • Cutie
  • Various market stalls

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