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MetiNews.Com - Supermarkets are tightening their rules around mask wearing in stores
Breaking News ! Tesco, Aldi, Morrisons and Sainsbury's have all released statements stating they will be more vigilant with mask wearing in stores from now on. The supermarkets will now turn away customers who are refusing to wear a face covering, unless they have a medical exemption. Fines of £200 can be issued by police for a first offence, The Manchester Evening News reports. For more news and features about London directly to your inbox sign up to our newsletter here .
. A second offence will be £400, and a third offence £800, up to a maximum value of £6,400. Who is medically exempt? In England, there are some circumstances where people may not be able to wear a face covering, Kent Live reports. The government currently says you don't have to wear a covering if you have "a physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability" and would experience "severe distress" from doing so. This includes: Children under the age of 11 in England and Wales, under 13 in Northern Ireland, under five in Scotland People who cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering because of a physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability Where putting on, wearing or removing a face covering will cause severe distress Anyone speaking to or providing assistance to someone who relies on lip reading, clear sound or facial expressions to communicate
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