The company confirmed that it will be putting a new face mask policy in place to keep its key workers safe as they serve at the tills and restock shelves.
A statement from Aldi said: “Aldi will be providing the option of face masks to all its store-based colleagues to further support their safety as they continue to feed the nation. This move is in addition to the previously announced provision of gloves and clear screens that are being installed at more than 7,000 checkouts. Colleagues can also now access the Government’s Covid-19 testing programme for critical workers.”
The face mask debate has been discussed over recent weeks as a surge in demand caused a shortage, with experts saying that they need to be reserved for key workers who are coming face to face with the public every day.
However, it is still unclear whether the government policy over face masks will be updated to recommend that people wear them when out in public.
Yesterday it was announced that Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon had recommended that all Scots should wear a face covering when out in public, going against Downing Street’s approach.
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