Supermarkets: Coronavirus

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 8th September 2021.

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Photo of Catherine West Catherine West Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will support supermarkets which continue to ask customers to wear face masks in their stores during the covid-19 outbreak.

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

The Government expects and recommends that members of the public continue to wear face coverings in crowded and enclosed spaces where they are mixing with other people they do not normally meet, which may include supermarkets.

Supermarkets and other businesses may consider encouraging the use of face coverings by both customers and employees in their stores, as part of their COVID-19 risk assessment.

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