Booksellers prepare for introduction of mandatory face masks

Booksellers prepare for introduction of mandatory face masks

Booksellers are preparing themselves for customers’ mandatory use of face masks in shops from 24th July, expressing some misgivings, particularly should they be required to enforce the government’s new rules. 

The Booksellers Association said it welcomed the measures but "urgent clarity" was needed from the government on how it will work in practice.

The new guidance was officially issued in the Commons yesterday afternoon (14th July), outlining that face masks will be compulsory in shops and supermarkets from 24th. Health secretary Matt Hancock said the move would “give people more confi...

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