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23/07/2020: Face coverings made a legal requirement in UK shops.

Face coverings must be worn in enclosed public spaces from 24 July in England, as the government takes further steps to help curb the spread of the virus.

Obviously, there are exceptions to this ruling. For example, certain businesses such as, gyms, restaurants and pubs are exempt. As are people below the age of 11 and those of us with disabilities or certain health conditions, such as respiratory or cognitive impairments that make it difficult for them to wear a face covering.

While this change in the rules could, understandably, enforce the belief that you do not need to take any other measures into account when you are 'popping to the shops', it is vital that you remember to abide by other social distancing measures and hygiene best practices. 

So, what does this mean for your businesses? 

Well, not a great deal in terms of your current day to day duties, you will just need to remember that some customers will be exempt from this ruling. 

But, it is highly recommended that you provide your customers with additional measures for the safety of themselves and your team. For example, make sure you are providing ample facilities for hand sanitising, ensuring that people are queuing in a safe manner and most of all, make sure that you have social distancing measures in place to ensure people can remain a safe distance from one another. 

Here is a little quote from Gov.uk:

People wearing face coverings are still strongly advised to:

  • wash their hands or use hand sanitiser before putting one on or taking it off
  • avoid taking it off and putting it back on again a lot in quick succession
  • store it in a plastic bag in between washes or wearing
  • avoid touching their eyes, nose, or mouth while wearing one

To learn more about this new ruling, please click on the link below. 

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/face-coverings-mandatory-in-shops-supermarkets-shopping-centres-and-enclosed-transport-hubs-from-friday

How can GoVi help?

GoVi provides a wide range of sanitising products and services to UK businesses. Ranging from wall mounted pumps to a fully 'hands-off' sanitiser management service (only available to people in our local area). Let us take the worry and stress away that comes with having to manage, procure and install your sanitising equipment. 

This lets you spend less time worrying and more time working on your business and ensuring it is able to thrive in the modern marketplace.