Several retailers have said they will not be enforcing these new rules.Sainsbury's said it "won't be challenging customers without a mask'' since t
Several retailers have said they will not be enforcing these new rules.
Sainsbury’s said it “won’t be challenging customers without a mask” since they may have a reason not to wear one.
The Association of Convenience Stores advised members “not to challenge customers who are unwilling to wear a face covering” to “avoid any potential flashpoints of abuse”.
The British Retail Consortium said retailers should work “to encourage and support the new regulations”, but enforcement is the responsibility of police.
Aldi will sell masks, with in-store signs and staff members prompting customers to comply, while Tesco will have signs explaining the rules and will sell masks.
John Lewis said it will ”gently remind customers” to wear face coverings and JD Sports’ says customers without face masks may be offered them.