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New section on face coverings for staff, as regards new rules from 24th September.

From 24th September, broadly retail, leisure and hospitality staff are required to wear a face covering when they are in a part of the premises ‘which is open to the public, and comes or likely to come within close contact of any member of the public’ – unless an exception applies.

As regards close contact services such as hairdressers and beauticians, according to guidance it is mandatory in law for people providing a close contact service to wear a clear visor/goggles and Type II Face Mask (though it is not clear what law the guidance is referring to).

An employer may decide may also decide that staff not within the regulations should wear a face covering, subject to any Equality Act obligations.

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