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Retail NI Comments On Face Covering Law

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

Retail NI Chief Executive Glyn Roberts:

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

“We hope that shoppers will show understanding and respect to each other and be mindful that a significant number of people with a medical condition are exempt from wearing face coverings”

“The wearing of face coverings 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 in ensuring the shopping experience is safe and enjoyable for all consumers”