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Morrisons to Ban Shoppers without Masks

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Just read this in the news.

Morrisons are going to ban anyone not wearing a mask without a medical reason.

About time if you ask me and I hope that all other shops follow.

What do you think?

BBC News - Coronavirus: Morrisons to ban shoppers who refuse to wear face masks

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55618408

TheChimp
11 days ago
What do you think of this?
Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap11 days ago

Everywhere should do this my local asda has a member of staff at entrance giving disposable masks to who that aren't wearing one

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suziq6
suziq69 days ago

Same at Asda near me. During the week Tesco do have someone monitoring the door but they don’t give out masks the same way.

I am lucky when I have been out I have not seen anyone in the supermarkets.

but our local store is a different story he is to afraid if he says something the shoppers won’t come back and is always the teenagers / under 30s.

he does not even have a sign up about wearing mask which makes me made.

its a small shop which makes it worse.

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin11 days ago

I think all stores should ban customers who refuse to wear a mask. If you have a valid health reason to why u cant wear one then fine but it not wear one its that simple

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davidstockport
davidstockport11 days ago

I actually think those who can't wear a mask should be banned from stores too, they should be given help in getting supplies without entering stores without face covering though. It seems absurd to me that those with breathing difficulties etc. who are probably the most susceptible to SEVERE consequences from infection are allowed to mix with others who are also susceptible.

Furthermore those who could but won't wear face covering in stores might come to their senses. One of the Covidiots in our midst who recently said wearing masks was "censorship" might change his mind, (or dictionary😀 )

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ChelseaDoyles
ChelseaDoyles10 days ago

davidstockport oh bore off, I live alone in a city I dont know with no help and am exempt, do I have covid NO am I a carrier NO so whats it matter if I go shopping or not. Your mask supposedly works doesnt it then stop being a wet wipe over it.

I'm sick and tired of these discussions, masks don't work a layer I can smell a fart through doesnt protect from zilch.

I know family who never go out, never have visitors, follow all these contradicting guidelines and yet one of the family of 4 got covid, did the other 3 get it NO

Its time everyone woke up to this shambolic nazi Britain

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davidstockport
davidstockport10 days ago

ChelseaDoyles I sometimes am amazed at how uninformed some people are, the masks aren't intended to protect the wearer but those they come closish to, I am also exempt from wearing a mask (but do when required) and also live alone and would welcome my suggestion being taken up that those who are exempt could have their shopping done for them without them entering the store. I get tired of the covidiots who think they know better than doctors and scientists, who've spent many years studying, who advocate the use of face coverings to protect others - who in turn should protect them. As I write I am listening on radio as to how shops are recognised as one of the places many many people pick up the virus due to those who don't give a damn about other's safety,

Incidentally how do you know you don't have the virus - have you had a test since you last went in a shop without a mask? If you have been near a test centre you've probably come close enough to many people who do have it.

Also if you're sick and tired of these discussions why do you join in?

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Golfforall
Golfforall10 days ago

ChelseaDoyles The worst kind of Covidiot (the ignorant kind) . You don't know you haven't got Covid until its too late (probably after infecting dozens of others ) . Please educate yourself ! Wear a mask it may not protect you (that's not what they are for !) but it will protect others from you .

I wear a mask to protect others , now if everyone did the same ? Think about it !

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi11 days ago

But this is a rule...so people should wear it everywhere...and all the retailers should refuse to serve the ones not wear them, because exactly this is how we got here where we are. People just not follow the guidelines.

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RegularComper90
RegularComper9011 days ago

You should have seen my local Poundland today. A large group of early 20 somethings shopping together not wearing masks, not socially distancing and no doubt are from different households. They had that "I don't care" look about them.

But yes, it is by time something is done. Good for Morrisons. 👍

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PinkElephant26
PinkElephant2611 days ago

I have seen far too many people not wearing masks, and i have seen 2 people without masks that were wearing a visible exception lanyard...which is how it should be. Not all health issues are visible but i think everyone who is exempt should wear a lanyard to make people aware they have a genuine reason.

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TheChimp
TheChimp
Original Poster
11 days ago

PinkElephant26 There's might be a problem with non-suffering people using the anxiety/depression excuse to get a lanyard which is also a run of the mill excuse if you've been found guilty of anything in court 😡

Hopefully they will have to prove it with a letter/email from their GP, but I'm sure that this won't be the case.

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angelik
angelik11 days ago

TheChimp When wearing a mask first became compulsory, most GPs said they wouldn't be giving out letters, because cards, badges and other things saying you're exempt are available from many charities and other organizations. I think people who are exempt should carry something to say that, even though they don't have to, but I agree I don't think the GPs are going to start issuing letters.

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angelik
angelik11 days ago

PinkElephant26 I agree. At the moment, people who are exempt don't have to carry anything that says they're exempt- but why wouldn't you? You can get cards, lanyards, badges, etc and it just makes sense to have one of them on you.

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tracisinclair01
tracisinclair018 days ago

PinkElephant26 Im exempt. I have a badge. I do carry a mask as some days. I can manage a mask if it's a quick in and out, but if I'm with my kids or doing a bigger shop. I struggle ( I try not take kids). But my partner works so don't always have a choice. I'm also carer for my mum. So have to do her shopping etc. Two three times a week. I always clean hands trolley ( I used to do this anyway, part of my anxiety OCD) social distance. I also try to avoid busy shops as can't deal with crowds social situations very well.

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tracisinclair01
tracisinclair018 days ago

angelik not everyone who has the issues have been formally diagnosed.

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Chrisdcoool
Chrisdcoool11 days ago

Most supermarket chains are going be doing this I think it’s a good think the amount of people I seen with out wearing a mask in supermarkets is shocking

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mazza2112
mazza211211 days ago

Let’s just hope they do what they have promised as in my local Morrison’s I would say about 20% don’t wear a mask and they are not challenged.. let’s see when I go in this week.

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RachHC
RachHC11 days ago

Quite right too! Considering it is a law to wear a mask then i think it is only right that people be questioned

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angelik
angelik11 days ago

I think they should get tougher with the rule breakers, but make sure they remain respectful to those who cannot wear a mask.

Sainsburys have now issued a similar statement about masks, and they're also asking people not to shop in groups.

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blacklabrador
blacklabrador11 days ago

Interesting, I was in Morrisons today and the only 2 people not wearing masks were members of staff.

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TheChimp
TheChimp
Original Poster
11 days ago

blacklabrador Needs to be stopped and the staff sacked if they haven't got good reason.

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blacklabrador
blacklabrador11 days ago

TheChimp Indeed, not even sure they could use the health exception card as they were both lugging around fruit and veg cases while joking around.

Let's hope the compulsory face masks rule is applicable to all, not just customers.

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TheChimp
TheChimp
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11 days ago
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Pjran
Pjran11 days ago

Maybe it’s about time to make it a law that everyone entering a supermarket wear a mask and those with exemptions should get their shopping delivered by being on the supermarkets vulnerable list.

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davidstockport
davidstockport10 days ago

I have said very similar above, regarding the mask exempt people not being allowed in stores, it has come in for heavy criticism from the newest Covidiot to join our midst. The words Nazi Britain were mentioned. (presumably just to show their mentality)😀

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Pjran
Pjran10 days ago

davidstockport I really find it hard to believe that those not wearing face masks feel comfortable shopping in stores. After all they need to protect themselves.

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davidstockport
davidstockport10 days ago

Pjran Face covering (unless specialised) only gives minimal protection to the wearer, the main purpose of it is to protect others from them. Unfortunately there are too many totally SELFISH people willing to accept the protection given them by others, but not willing to return the favour.

They're probably the same people who'll refuse the vaccine when it's offered, or if they come to their senses first - try to jump the queue.

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julie781x
julie781x11 days ago

How do you prove medical reason. You can print off badges on line or buy a tabard. Doctors won’t give out certificates.

I think everyone should wear a mask. I have severe asthma and wear one.

I want to protect myself and others.

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mrgoggll
mrgoggll11 days ago

What about those who are exempt ? How will those who are protecting those who are inside decide whether those who want to go inside are exempt or not ? Image

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Bossclaz
Bossclaz10 days ago

We are too soft in this country letting chavs walk around without masks verbally abusing people.

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neo1
neo110 days ago

Its about time this happened but I just hope supermarkets can police this ok, but also think it should be the case everywhere

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TheChimp
TheChimp
Original Poster
10 days ago

Sainsburys have followed suit now.

Let's hope that Tesco and all the others join them soon.

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angelik
angelik10 days ago

TheChimp Asda and Tesco have said the same now, still a few more to go but I imagine they'll all be making similar statements.

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TheChimp
TheChimp
Original Poster
10 days ago

angelik That's good news 👍

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possy
possy10 days ago

I think everywhere should do it. Well done Morrison’s. Hopefully everywhere will follow x

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mazza2112
mazza211210 days ago

I was in Home Bargain last week and some guy, maybe early 20’s was with a female same ageish walking around with no mask whistling, think he was doing it deliberately... no respect for anyone.. in my opinion he should of been asked to leave

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Lynibis
Lynibis10 days ago

I agree but normal well mannered folk are scared to approach people like that as it invariably leads to aggression.

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mazza2112
mazza211210 days ago

Lynibis I am quite an assertive person, however I felt if I challenged him it would of no doubt ended in conflict as you could see he was after a reaction.

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Getsome
Getsome10 days ago

Its about time the supermarkets stepped up. I think they should also go back to limiting customers into the store and queuing up outside, its like a free for all inside the supermarket. Too many people are still using supermarkets to have a leisurely trip out!

I don't know how you prove you are exempt as Doctors wont give out letters and morrisons cant access your medical records.

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry10 days ago

Again too little too late. Sainsburys is now doing the same and only allowing single shoppers, again this should have been done at the beginning.

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Auntielettie
Auntielettie10 days ago

I am of the opinion that we should wear a mask everywhere when we step out of our home. frankly if you are exempt from wearing a mask due to medical reasons .... Should you be out at all considering your added risk?

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TheChimp
TheChimp
Original Poster
10 days ago

Auntielettie It's going to be the pretend anxiety/depression lot that are going to try it on.

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jwhitaker537
jwhitaker53710 days ago

But you are not allowed to ask why they are not wearing them Image

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TheChimp
TheChimp
Original Poster
10 days ago

jwhitaker537 That is the problem.

Hopefully there will be a law introduced to over-ride that absolute BS.

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ChelseaDoyles
ChelseaDoyles10 days ago

TheChimp this is the problem people like you discriminating against us with hidden disabilities. At end of the day no one has the right to know why we are exempt, its called Dr patient confidentiality for a reason and people like you demanding to know why we are exempt just brings up the trauma of the past so pipe down with you propaganda political BS

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TheChimp
TheChimp
Original Poster
10 days ago

ChelseaDoyles So let everyone go around as they like and spread the virus?

I have asthma and COPD, but I still wear a mask if I go out because I have RESPECT for other people and wouldn't want to pass Covid-19 on if I had it.

Don't you DARE start saying that it's 'propaganda political BS' (as you say), this is for the health and the future of the UK and not just selfish people like you.

You have NO consideration for anyone else except for yourself and your own thoughts, so wind your neck in before I really start.

What is your hidden disability by the way? Being absolutely stupid?

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jwhitaker537
jwhitaker5379 days ago

ChelseaDoyles well said! Its nobody's buisness, it might be very personal, people can't just expect you to say why you are exempt

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TheChimp
TheChimp
Original Poster
9 days ago

jwhitaker537 Is there something wrong with you?

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xxmtexx2019
xxmtexx201910 days ago

I think the government should stop putting the onus on shopkeepers and either legislate or stop trying to enforce it. They are passing the buck. Shops are in a no win situation.

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Golfforall
Golfforall10 days ago

I think the large supermarkets can take care of themselves , there are a lot of temporarily unemployed licensed security staff (Bouncers ) available due to the dearth of Pubs, nightclubs etc .

Its the small shopkeepers I have sympathy with .

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