Hygiene and Protective Clothing: Shops

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 23rd April 2020.

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Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of installing (a) hand sanitiser dispensers at the entrances of essential shops and (b) protective gloves, masks and cleaning products at checkouts to limit the spread of covid-19.

Photo of Paul Scully Paul Scully Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Minister of State (London)

Public Health England have issued guidance for employers and businesses to support them in reducing the effects of Covid-19, which is available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/guidance-for-employers-and-businesses-on-coronavirus-covid-19

The Government welcomes efforts by retailers to reduce the spread of Covid-19 through the implementation of this advice.

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