Face masks will no longer be mandatory in stores on Monday, meaning Britons won’t have to worry about picking one up.
However, some stores have urged customers to be careful about wearing face masks to prevent the spread of infection.
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And Aldi has sent a message to some customers urging them to continue wearing face masks in stores.
However, the supermarket said it was a “personal choice” – and that they will not be enforced.
A spokesperson for Aldi said: “From Monday we are asking our customers and colleagues in England to continue to wear face coverings in stores. Our hand sanitizing stations and screens will also remain in place.
“Face coverings are always required for customers and colleagues in our Welsh and Scottish stores. “
Meanwhile, other supermarkets have also released their face mask guidelines in their supermarkets from July 19.
Here’s a look at what other supermarkets have said:
A spokesperson for Asda told Nottinghamshire Live: “We encourage customers to be respectful of each other and to follow government guidelines on face coverings when shopping in our stores after July 19th. “
The supermarket will have signage and ads on Asda radio in-store to encourage customers to follow government guidelines on face coverings.
It will also provide face covers on the front of the store for customers who wish to wear one.
Lidl says face masks will not be necessary but will follow government guidelines.
So if the number 10 decides that the masks are needed again, you will have to wear one to visit the discount supermarket.
A spokesperson for Lidl said: “Although it is no longer required by law, the government recommends that people continue to wear face coverings in crowded or indoor spaces and we will have signage in place at the entrances of the buildings. stores to remind our customers. “
The luxury supermarket has yet to reveal what its face mask policy will be from “Freedom Day”.
The Morrisons supermarket chain will also be giving more detailed advice soon.
Sainsbury’s shoppers will be encouraged to continue wearing masks in stores next week, although this will not be legally required.
Sainsbury’s Managing Director Simon Roberts said: “As we respond to the recent change in government guidelines, we know that safety is still a priority for many of our colleagues and customers.
“The safety of our colleagues is vital and many of our colleagues would feel more comfortable if those who can wear face coverings continued to wear them.
“We ask everyone to be considerate and while we understand that wearing a face covering will now be a personal choice, we want to make sure we are supporting and protecting ourselves as best we can in the weeks and months. months to come. “
Anyone working or shopping at a Tesco supermarket will be asked to wear a mask, which a spokesperson said was “to be on the safe side.”
The chain will also limit the number of customers in stores and will continue its policy of using separate entrances and exits.
A Tesco spokesperson added: “Since the start of the pandemic, we have worked to ensure that everyone can get the food they need in a safe environment. After listening to our customers and colleagues, we will continue to implement security measures in our stores; these include limiting the number of people in the store at any time, protective screens at each checkout, hand disinfection stations and regular cleaning. “
The supermarket chain said customers can wear a mask at their own discretion. The same rule applies to John Lewis, Waitrose’s sister company.
A spokesperson for the John Lewis Partnership said: “As per government guidance, we will recommend our customers and partners in England to continue to wear face coverings, unless otherwise specified, from July 19. “
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