From Friday 24 July it will be mandatory for customers to wear face coverings in shops and supermarkets in England. These regulations are already in place in Scotland - with the same overall guidance - however, this does not apply to shops and supermarkets in Northern Ireland and Wales.
While you will not be expected to provide masks in your business, you are expected to encourage customers to follow these rules and can refuse entry if necessary.
PO has previously sent face visors to all subpostmasters and staff to be worn in their premises, especially in the following circumstances:
PO has also designed and distributed customer information posters for branches in both England and Scotland – available in colour and black and white. Links to download these posters, as well as a list of FAQs on the new regulations, are available HERE.
The NFSP has teamed up with signage and hygiene product supplier Interprint, who offer competitively priced face coverings as part of their range. To find out more, visit the exclusive Interprint website for NFSP members: nfsp.myprintdesk.net
Gift supplier Global Journey also provide reusable face coverings for adults and children. For more information, go to http://www.global-journey.com/faceprotectors.html