Retail NI Comments on New Face Covering Regulations

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Commenting on the new Face Covering regulations announced by the Executive today Retail NI Chief Executive Glyn Roberts said:

“Many Retail NI members’ staff have already been wearing face coverings for some time and we will work to ensure there is full compliance following the decision of the Executive”

“Our members staff have worked tremendously hard throughout the pandemic ensuring their communities have access to food and other essential items. However, I’m sad to say that many have endured considerable verbal and physical abuse for encouraging customers to comply with Covid-19 regulations, so I’d like to appeal again for all shoppers to show respect and kindness to retail workers during these difficult times”

“The Executive also needs to work closer with business when it produces new regulations which will have far-reaching consequences for business owners and their staff. Better and more effective engagement is needed”

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