Supermarket face mask rules: Latest at Sainsbury's, Asda, Lidl - Tesco selling ...

SUPERMARKETS like Sainsbury's, Asda, Lidl and Tesco all have their own face mask policies as coronavirus rumbles on. What are the rules at such supermarkets now?

PUBLISHED: 11:51, Wed, Sep 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 11:51, Wed, Sep 2, 2020

Sainsbury's, Tesco, Aldi face mask rulesSupermarket face mask rules: Latest at Sainsbury's, Asda, Lidl - Tesco selling masks on door (Image: GETTY)

Rules and regulations across Britain are changing as we learn more about the coronavirus in this pandemic. Supermarkets are adapting. These are the latest face mask rules.

Tesco announces solution for shoppers who arrive without a face mask

According to the House of Lords, face masks may pose a risk to shoppers by altering customers' behaviour.

The Lords Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee report says: "The committee recognises that there are practical reasons for this difference in requirement to wear a face covering, (uncomfortable to wear for long periods on duty for example), but suggests it can reasonably be anticipated that difficulties may arise where staff in shops, who are not wearing face coverings, ask a member of the public to put one on."

It claims to have fears about aggressive behaviour towards members of staff.

Regardless, all supermarkets are still asking customers to wear masks.

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A Sainsbury's queueSupermarket face mask rules: What are the rules at such supermarkets now? (Image: GETTY)


Tesco is asking customers to wear face masks. It has also come up with a clever way to get more customers wearing them.

As well as putting up plenty of signs to remind customers to wear a face covering, Tesco has announced it will be selling face masks on the door for those who need them.

Customers praised the action on Twitter, with one writing: "I’ve just been to Tesco...wearing a mask bought a week ago. There was an assistant at the entrance selling disposable masks so no excuse unless medically exempt.”

Another said: “Weird but reassuring to see nearly everyone masked up in Tesco.

"Also good to see they were handing them out at entrance and selling packs at a reasonable price. Strange when masks

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