Usdaw welcomes compulsory wearing of face coverings in shops and calls for detailed advice to be agreed

Retail trade union Usdaw has welcomed the mandatory wearing of face coverings in shops, but warns that it can only be effective alongside existing social distancing and hygiene procedures. Usdaw calls on the Government to publish detailed guidance and safety procedures that are agreed with the union and retail employers.

Government confusion on face coverings is not helpful for shop workers – Usdaw calls for clarity

Retail trade union Usdaw has urged the Government to clarify their policy on face coverings in shops. The union recognises that face coverings can help limit the spread of the virus, but reiterates the need to follow established social distancing measures. Usdaw is calling for clarity and detailed guidance to end confusion and help protect retail staff from abuse.