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Retail NI urges shoppers to wear face coverings

With the wearing of face covers mandatory from today, Retail NI has urged shoppers to ensure they are complying with the law as they shop.

“Retail NI and our members will work with the Executive to get this message out to consumers that it is now mandatory to wear a face covering in all shops,” said Glyn Roberts, chief executive, Retail NI. “We have produced posters for our members to display in their stores, which encourages shoppers to comply with this law.

“Retailers and their staff are not required to police or enforce the wearing of face coverings and it will be the individual responsibility of shoppers to comply with this law.

“We hope that shoppers will show understanding and respect to each other and remind them that a significant number of people with a medical condition are exempt from wearing face covers.

“The wearing of face covers will be difficult for some customers, but we must all play our part in reducing the spread of Covid-19 and ensure a second wave is avoided.

“Our members will continue to play their part to ensure the shopping experience is safe and enjoyable for all consumers.”

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