New rules on face coverings

Rules on face coverings are being updated in England

The public and staff in public facing areas will be required to wear face coverings in these settings from 4am on 30 November 2021:

  • shops and supermarkets (places that offer goods or services for retail sale or hire)
  • shopping centres (malls and indoor markets)
  • auction houses
  • post offices, banks, building societies, credit unions, short-term loan providers, savings clubs and money service businesses
  • estate and letting agents
  • premises providing personal care and beauty treatments (barbers, hair salons, tattoo and piercing studios, nail salons, massage centres)
  • pharmacies
  • premises providing veterinary services
  • retail galleries
  • retail travel agents
  • takeaways without space for consumption of food or drink on premises
  • public transport (aeroplanes, trains, trams and buses), taxis and private hire vehicles
  • any car, van or HGV, during a professional driving lesson, a formal driving test, or during one of the practical tests for giving driving instruction

 

More information can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own.

There is also information on the council website here: https://www.charnwood.gov.uk/pages/restrictions

There are some Shop Safe Shop Local resources including posters available for businesses on the council website too if this helps: https://www.charnwood.gov.uk/pages/sssl_resources

Kelly Hill
Author: Kelly Hill

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