Protective Clothing: Shops

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 3rd August 2020.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government plans to introduce guidance on wearing of face-coverings in retail outlets during the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

From Friday 24 July, members of the public must wear a face covering when visiting a shop or supermarket.

Guidance that explains what face coverings are, their role in reducing the transmission of COVID-19, the settings in which they are recommended, and how they should be safely used and stored is published online at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own

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