However, while the government’s mandate on masks may be lifted, some stores and businesses may still apply their own Covid security measures.
Budget clothing retailer Primark described its expectations of shoppers after government rules were lifted on Monday.
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Manchester Evening News has contacted Primark to find out what rules will or will not apply after “Freedom Day”.
A Primark spokesperson said, “We want our customers and colleagues to continue to feel safe in our stores. While this will no longer be a legal requirement, we hope people will continue to think of others and wear a face covering if they can. .
“In all of our stores in England, we will continue to offer hand sanitizing stations, install Perspex screens in our checkouts and implement an enhanced cleaning program, to keep everyone safe. “
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Many other stores also reflected this sentiment, that while masks are not mandatory, visitors should consider continuing to wear them where appropriate.
Other stores have taken a tougher stance on the rules, such as Waterstones, which has directly said they will always encourage the wearing of masks in their stores.
Waterstones said in a tweet: “After the restrictions are lifted on July 19 across England, we will follow new government guidelines.
“Given our closed boating environment, we encourage our customers to wear face masks and respect social distancing, respecting the safety of staff and other book enthusiasts. “
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