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Completed petition Wearing of face masks/coverings to be mandatory in shops.

I currently work in retail and despite a very comprehensive effort from my employer the safety measures in place are not enough if a customer decides to ignore the rules. Making it mandatory for the use of face coverings inside shops would be a fair and effective way of further protecting staff and customers.

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Wearing of face coverings in shops will help prevent the transmission of Covid 19 and alongside social distancing and hygiene efforts will further protect staff and customers.

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5,516 signatures


The Petitions Committee decided not to refer this petition for a debate

The Committee considered the petition on 15 September 2020 and noted that the Welsh Government had announced that the use of face coverings would be mandatory in shops from 14 September:

As a result the Committee decided not to refer the petition for a debate.