Tesco, Sainsbury’s and M&S buyers urged to look for discreet badges on other customers

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Customers were urged to look for Tesco, Sainsbury’s and other supermarket shoppers wearing sunflower badges.Sunflower loins can be picked up for free from Sainsbury’s, Britain’s largest grocer Tesco, Marks and Spencer and other retailers.

Charity Hidden Disabilities said sunflower badges are being given to people who could be exempt from the new mask and face law.

The company’s website explains, “Companies that are members of the program are aware of our card and provide support, help, assistance or just a little more time to those who wear the Sunflower Hidden Disabilities.

“However, please note that shops and public transport may still deny you entry if you are not wearing a face mask. ”

Customers can also purchase a sunflower badge online for 55 pence.



The rules for face masks came into effect on July 24, making it the law for every shopper to wear a face mask when traveling through stores and supermarkets.

There is, however, a list of exemptions that apply to certain people – and police have been ordered to accept a list of “reasonable apologies” from members of the public.

Amid police uncertainty over how to apply the new laws, traders and staff have been urged by the government to contact cops if a customer does not follow guidelines.

Failure to follow the new rules, which have been in effect for almost a fortnight, could result in you being fined £ 50 – or £ 100 if they are not paid within 14 days of issuance.

The government says you will not be asked to present written evidence if you are not wearing a face mask – supermarkets and stores are advised to be careful of those who may have special circumstances.

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