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FACE MASKS IN Shop from 24th July

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Wearing a face covering will become mandatory in shops and supermarkets in England from 24 July.

They are already compulsory in Scotland - but different rules apply across the UK.

What are the face coverings rules in shops? It will be compulsory to wear a face covering in shops in England from Friday 24 July.

However, the rules won't apply to shop workers, government minister George Eustice told the BBC.

Those who fail to wear a mask will face a fine of up to £100. This will be reduced to £50 if people pay within 14 days.

The rules will be enforced by the police, rather than shop workers. The National Police Chiefs' Council says guidance will be issued to officers once the details of the new legislation are known.

People also won't be required to wear a covering in places where it's not practical - such as in a pub, cafe or restaurant - according to Mr Eustice. Children under 11 and those with certain disabilities will be exempt.

July 14, 2020