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Face coverings in England's shops to be compulsory from 24 July.

Discussion in 'Personal' started by nomad, Jul 13, 2020.

  1. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

  2. Kandahar

    Kandahar Star commenter

    The horse bolted 4 months ago.
  3. Katzenjammer

    Katzenjammer Occasional commenter

    Excellent news: it will get me out of going to the shops.
    But that apart, just how are they going to police this? Every time I think that Boris Johnson can't get any worse, he proves me wrong.
  4. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    Someone has made a decision.
    Gove said folks should use common sense.
    After 40 years at the chalk face , common sense is in short supply!
  5. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter

    It seems to be indicative of a government that doesn't know what it's doing. Why the delay until 24th?
  6. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    Why indeed? :rolleyes:
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  7. nomad

    nomad Star commenter


    It needs time for the legislation to go through, from being a bill (unenforceable) to being an act of parliament.

    Also gives time for people to get hold of masks.
  8. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter

    Is it actually going to be an act of parliament? That would take time but it isn't in the article.

    The government does look daft when Gove says it shouldn't be mandatory and two days later Hancock is going to announce it is.
  9. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    If it is to become enforceable, it has to become law, and that takes an act of parliament.

    For example, in order to enforce the wearing of masks on public transport it was needed to make changes under legislation such as the National Rail Conditions of Travel and Public Service Vehicle Regulations for buses.
    nervousned, lexus300 and BelleDuJour like this.
  10. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter

    Yes, that makes sense, thanks.

    ETA - just a thought - does that mean it has to remain on statute at least until parliament reconvenes after the summer recess?

    I wonder whether it will also mean a change of thinking around schools?
  11. brush75

    brush75 New commenter

    Depends. It isn't against the law to overstay your time in a car park, either, but you can still be fined as you've entered into a contract. The delay will be to give shops time to sort out signage etc.
    agathamorse likes this.
  12. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter

    How are they going to be able to manage people who claim exemption, I wonder?
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  13. rararasputin

    rararasputin Lead commenter

    10 days to get a doctor's note? Good luck with that.
    TCSC47 and agathamorse like this.
  14. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter

    Which I'm certain will be chargeable as well. People will claim exemption not only for breathing difficulties, COPD, asthma etc. but for autism and PTSD I imagine. I feel sorry for retail staff dealing with people who may be distressed, not to mention aggressive.
  15. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Why the 10 day delay ?

    Nobody will be fined.
  16. Laphroig

    Laphroig Lead commenter

    What about cost and availability?
    lexus300 likes this.
  17. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    They can't even get wearing masks right.

    These are the same people who are doing brexit.
  18. hs9981

    hs9981 Lead commenter

    This will be a nice little earner for local councils.

    100 quid a pop. They'll be sending 'undercover' people out to catch these non mask wearing fiends!
    lexus300 likes this.
  19. drvs

    drvs Star commenter

    Yes, but it'll be back in winter.
    TCSC47 likes this.
  20. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Hate this idea but it will give the people on the door something to hand out ? Am not a shopper but this will make the experience even more miserable - no not massive in the scheme of things. Presumably you shan’t need one for going to the pub though or eating in your local restaurant?
    Dodros, agathamorse and ajrowing like this.

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