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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, Covid-19 secure guidance says people providing a close contact service should wear a clear visor/goggles and Type II Face Mask.

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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