Face Coverings

Face Masks For Workers

The Government extended its legislation on the wearing for masks to include staff working in:

“1. A shop, but not including premises providing legal or financial services.
2. Enclosed shopping centres.
3. Restaurants with table service, including restaurants and dining rooms in hotels or members clubs.
4. Bars, including bars in hotels, or members clubs.
5. Banks, building societies, credit unions, short-term loan providers, savings clubs and undertakings which by way of business operate a currency exchange office, transmit money (or any representation of money) by any means or cash cheques which are made payable to customers.
6. Post offices.
7. Community centres, youth centres, members clubs and social clubs.
8. Public areas in hotels and hostels.
9. Concert halls, exhibition halls, conference centres or other public halls.
10. Cinemas.
11. Museums, galleries, aquariums, indoor zoos and visitor farms and other indoor parts of tourist, heritage or cultural sites.
12. Bingo halls.
13. Public libraries and reading rooms.
14. Casinos.
15. Theatres.”.

Advice To Members

The Regulations make clear that staff (working in one of the above environments) who do not wear face coverings will be liable to a £200 fine; the employer is not liable for the fine. So it is your responsibility to wear a face covering whilst at work. Ideally, employers will provide suitable face coverings for staff, but they may not be the case but it’s important to wear a covering where the rules require you to do so.

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