Co-op staff don face coverings early to encourage consumer use

Co-op sign

Staff at one of the biggest Co-ops began wearing face coverings yesterday to promote their use ahead of them becoming compulsory for shoppers on Friday.

More than 7,000 employees at Central England Co-op, which has 400 food stores and funeral parlours, have donned face coverings and the retailer hopes customers will embrace the practice.

Central England Co-op chief executive Debbie Robinson said: “Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our colleagues and customers.”

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