New rules for wearing PPE and face masks in shops and supermarkets

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Man wearing surgical mask in a supermarket

(Source: Manchester Evening News)

With non-essential retailers such as clothes shops, shoe shops and beauty counters all bracing themselves to reopen on June 15, the government has released new guidelines about staff uniforms.

In official guidance that has been published online, the government website has outlined whether or not retail staff will be required to wear PPE and face masks when they open to the public.

The official government guidance reads: "Where you are already using PPE in your work activity to protect against non-COVID-19 risks, you should continue to do so.

When managing the risk of COVID-19, additional PPE beyond what you usually wear is not beneficial. This is because COVID-19 is a different type of risk to the risks you normally face in a workplace, and needs to be managed through social distancing, hygiene and fixed teams or partnering, not through the use of PPE.

Read more on: Manchester Evening News

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