Tesco, Asda & Waitrose have joined Morrisons and Sainsbury’s in banning shoppers without face masks.
Yesterday (Monday, 11th January, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s made national headlines when they announced that shoppers would be required to wear a face mask in their stores.
The announcement was generally met with overwhelming support from the public, with few dissenting voices.
Today three more supermarket chains have announced similar steps to encourage shoppers to mask-up.
According to the BBC, Sainsbury’s said ‘it did not have the power to deny shoppers not wearing masks entry, but that it had found from trials that customers complied more when asked to wear masks by security guards at the door.‘
A spokesperson for Tesco said:
“To protect our customers and colleagues, we won’t let anyone into our stores who is not wearing a face covering, unless they are exempt in line with government guidance”
“We are also asking our customers to shop alone, unless they’re a carer or with children. To support our colleagues, we will have additional security in stores to help manage this.”