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Tesco, Aldi, John Lewis & Primark new face mask rules from July 19 – ‘please wear one’

The legal requirement to wear face masks will be dropped in England on Monday, a year after they were introduced to help combat the spread of the virus. Although experts still recommend wearing a face covering in busy or crowded settings, businesses can set their own rules.


Supermarket giant Tesco has said that social distancing as well as other safety measures will remain in place across its stores.

It will continue to limit customer capacity in stores at busy times as well as keep protective screens at checkouts as well as hand sanitiser stations.

A Tesco spokesperson said: “Since the start of the pandemic, we have focused on ensuring everyone can get the food they need in a safe environment.

“Having listened to our customers and colleagues, we will continue to have safety measures in place in our stores; these include limiting the number of people in store at any time, protective screens at every checkout, hand sanitiser stations and regular cleaning.

“We’re asking our customers and colleagues to be on the safe side, and so from July 19 we’ll be encouraging our colleagues to wear face coverings whilst they work and encouraging our customers to do the same when they shop with us.”

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John Lewis & Waitrose

Staff and customers at Waitrose and John Lewis have also been urged to continue wearing masks but bosses say it will be ultimately up to individual judgement.

Perspex screens and hand sanitising stations will remain in place throughout stores.

A spokesperson for the John Lewis Partnership, which also manages Waitrose, said: “In line with Government guidance, we will recommend that our customers and partners in England continue to wear a face covering unless exempt, from July 19.

“The decision over whether to do so or not when in our shops, will be for each individual to take, based on their own judgement.

“Across all our stores we will be retaining Perspex screens and hand sanitising stations.

“We will also maintain all of the hand hygiene and store cleaning disciplines which have served us well since the start of the pandemic.”

Taking to Twitter to share their thoughts not the easing of lockdown restrictions, users across the country have expressed opinions about the relaxation of face mask wearing.

One person wrote: “It’s ridiculous, we’re seeing thousands of new cases each day, just please wear one.”

Another said: “It’s such a small inconvenience that can help stop the spread.”

A third tweeted: “I’m glad it’s now a personal choice, but I will wear one and I hope others will too.”

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M&S, Next, Primark, IKEA and Tesco shopping rules may change as lockdown restrictions ease

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has shared the next steps in easing the current coronavirus lockdown. New rules will be introduced from Monday, May 17.
He said: “I can confirm today that we have met our four tests for further easing of the lockdown in England.

“With deaths and hospitalisations at their lowest since last July and the four chief medical officers today agreeing a reduction in the alert level, the data now supports the moving to step three in England from next Monday, May 17.

“This means the rule of six or two households that is applied outdoors will now apply indoors. The limit for outdoor meetings will increase to 30.

“From next Monday you will be able to sit inside a pub and inside a restaurant.


“You will be able to go to the cinema and children will be able to use indoor play areas.”

The Prime Minister continued to say hotels, theatres and conference centres will also all be allowed to open.

The rules state people can meet in groups up to six indoors for a number of reasons.

This includes meeting up with friends or family to visit shops.

Shopping trips to the likes of Primark, Marks & Spencer, Next and IKEA could be permitted as long as customers follow individual store guidelines.

Some retailers ask shoppers to visit alone or in small groups to avoid overcrowding so checking stores rules is important.

What are the current shopping rules?

Marks & Spencer

A statement said: “To keep all our customers and colleagues well, our stores will have additional social distancing measures in place. Please be kind and give everyone space.”


The IKEA website states: “Everyone’s health and well-being is our top priority, so we ask you to continue to follow these simple rules: wear a face covering, use hand sanitiser and keep a safe distance from each other.”


“Safety remains our top priority so that employees and customers can return to Primark with confidence,” a statement explained.

“Limits on the number of customers allowed in store at any one time to allow for the appropriate distance in between customers and employees, following local Government guidelines.”

Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s

The popular supermarket chains currently urge customers to shop alone where possible.

However, this could change in line with Government restrictions and shoppers are encouraged to check with the retailer before visiting.

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Marks & Spencer, Next, Primark and IKEA shopping rules when stores reopen – what to know

Non-essential stores have been temporarily closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, many parts of the UK have set out plans of when these are set to reopen, with stores potentially opening in England on April 12.
Branches had limits on how many people could enter a store at one time and the layout was changed to allow social distancing measures in stores.

Hand sanitising stations were available at the entrance of Primark stores with safety equipment being provided to colleagues and in place at till points.


Most Next branches are currently closed, with a number offering Click & Collect services.

Customers using Click & Collect have to follow safety measures and similar rules are likely to be put in place when branches reopen.


A statement said: “Please note click and collect is available in many England or Wales stores.

“When you arrive at the store, please stand on the designated two metre roundel on the floor. If there is a queue, please observe two metre social distancing at all times.”

Marks & Spencer

While retailer stores are closed, M&S Foodhall branches have stayed open to sell essential groceries.

Social distancing rules have been enforced as well as safety equipment such as hand sanitising stations.

A statement said: “To help keep our customers and colleagues well, our stores will have additional social distancing measures in place. Please be kind and give everyone space.

“Colleagues across our stores and supply chain have been provided with additional hygiene products to use – from hand sanitisers and Perspex screens at till points – and extra cleaning is taking place to keep up our excellent standards for you and our team.”


IKEA has introduced a number of measures to make sure all customers are safe while it currently offers Click & Collect.

A post on Ikea’s website stated: “There will be a queue system at the store to manage Click & Collect orders.

“We appreciate your patience, and will do everything we can to keep your wait as short as is safely possible.

“Our co-workers will be there to guide you, contact-free. Hand sanitisers will be available, and do please wear a face mask, for yourself and for others.”

Similar safety measures are sure to be put in place when branches reopen fully.