Face coverings – Disposal of extra waste – Eat Out to Help Out registration
1) Face coverings mandatory in shops and supermarkets in England
The government has announced that face coverings will be mandatory in shops and supermarkets from 24 July 2020.
Under the new rules, people who do not wear a face covering will face a fine of up to £100, in line with the sanction on public transport and just as with public transport, children under 11 and those with certain disabilities will be exempt.
The liability for wearing a face covering lies with the individual.
Should an individual without an exemption refuse to wear a face covering, a shop can refuse them entry and can call the police. The police have formal enforcement powers and can issue a fine. This is in line with how shops would normally manage their customers and enforcement is of course a last resort.
You can read the Health Secretary’s full statement here – https://link.edgepilot.com/s/9d3f762d/dohLo4lV8Uyl2uzWf9iE2Q?u=https://bit.ly/FaceCoveringsUpdate – and details for how to make a face covering can be found here – https://link.edgepilot.com/s/79b73f7d/X3uxRX3Dvkqud0tHO3jdiQ?u=https://bit.ly/FaceCoveringCV19.
To help amplify this message to customers and employees, please do share our tweet: Face coverings tweet
2) Disposing of business waste (including PPE and face coverings)
New guidance on how to dispose of your personal or business waste, including face coverings and personal protective equipment (PPE), during the coronavirus pandemic has been published here: https://link.edgepilot.com/s/d8f3054f/s3mDZYbcjUqeYq3a4WtsTA?u=https://bit.ly/CV19Waste.
Key details include:
3) Eat Out to Help Out registration
Restaurants and other establishments serving food for on-premises consumption can now register for the Eat Out to Help Out scheme.
You can register if your establishment:
For further details and to register your business please visit: https://link.edgepilot.com/s/9c189e08/MnImKQ-fPkW1YD4x2cb12Q?u=https://bit.ly/EOHORegistration. Registration will close on 31 August.