Face masks UK: Who is exempt from wearing face masks?

Mr Hancock told the Commons: “The death rate of sales and retail assistants is 75 percent higher amongst men and 60 percent higher amongst women than in the general population.”

He added: “There is also evidence that face coverings increase confidence in people to shop.”

In addition, he said those refusing to comply could be hit with a fine of £100.

Mr Hancock said: “The liability for wearing a face-covering lies with the individual.

“Should an individual without an exemption refuse to wear a face covering, a shop can refuse them entry and can call the police if people refuse to comply.

“The police have formal enforcement powers and can issue a fine.”


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