Shops call for clarity as face mask regulations set to be lifted on July 19

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Shops have warned of the risk to workers if face masks are no longer legally required later this month.

Following the announcement from prime minister Boris Johnson yesterday, all regulations relating to wearing face coverings are set to be lifted on July 19 as the country enters its fourth stage of reopening.

Johnson said that it would be a “personal choice” whether members of the public continue to wear face masks in public spaces and that they will still be encouraged to “exercise judgement” particularly in crowded spaces such as the London Underground.

Under new rules, shops and other businesses may be allowed to set their own rules when it comes to wearing face coverings and practising social distancing, while still remaining mindful of equality law.

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