Back to Stories
If you are out shopping for home improvement products or materials, don’t forget your mask or face covering, because if you don’t wear one you could face a £100 fine.
From Friday 24th July, the Government legislation on face coverings and masks, came into force, meaning it’s mandatory to wear one when in a retail outlet (including showrooms and building suppliers/merchants) in England.
38% of homeowners expect home improvement company’s employees to wear a face covering or mask, now the new legislation has made it mandatory for all retail staff to wear masks or face coverings. So expect whoever is serving you in a shop or showroom, to also be wearing a mask or face covering.
MyGlazing’s Health and Safety expert James MacPherson commented;
“It’s important to adhere to the law and wear a mask or face covering in a retail outlet, but don’t get drawn into a false sense of security with face coverings. Face coverings protect others from you – the wearer, spreading the virus, not the reverse – protecting you from catching the virus. So make sure you continue to manage the risk with social distancing, re-designing work places, washings hands, etc. and not simply relying on face coverings. Stay safe.”
Subscribe to the MyGlazing Newsletter
Also you will have access 12+ FREE PDFs downloads covering: