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It has became mandatory to wear a mask or face covering when visiting shops, and Morrisons (the one near me) seem to be the only major retailer I have seen that has decided to give out free disposable masks to customers who approach the store entrance without one

Have you seen other retailers handing out masks for free?

hspexy
15 days ago
What do you think of this?
ACR
ACR15 days ago

I saw the Nike store at Oxford Circus give out disposable masks on Friday. Although, I doubt stores handing them out will be doing it for long. Otherwise, people will simply be going there to get a free mask for the day 😷

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
15 days ago

True. I’m sure once they feel they’ve spent too much giving out freebies, they will stop, although their approach may welcome more customers rather than turn them away

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Sugarbabe
Sugarbabe15 days ago

I went into T K Maxx and they were giving out masks and they had disposable gloves to wear too. As for supermarkets, their health standards are slipping. Some have no hand gel at the store entrance and no toilet roll in the loo. 😮

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
15 days ago

Had the same in waitrose too - hand sanitiser nozzle was broken and staff were uninterested. Waitrose, of all shops

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tumblespots
tumblespots15 days ago

Sadly I think that many shop staff do see cleaning and hygiene as something that others should do and I think they will all soon get fed up of having to clean things constantly. 🐞

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Ceebers
Ceebers
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15 days ago

hspexy I am surprised about that. Waitrose are usually one of the better supermarkets. I guess they all have 'off' days. Xx

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
15 days ago

Ceebers yes I was astounded - but when I walked in I saw staff not wearing masks properly, including the guy handling the sushi at the sushi counter...tbh I know most shop staff are not happy about this recent change, and so we may be seeing more ‘off’ days for a while x

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
15 days ago

tumblespots that’s very true. I was talking to a restaurant manager the other day, and he said he had to spend 3 hours cleaning toilets at the end of the day, which was pants but he knows it has to be done

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tumblespots
tumblespots15 days ago

hspexy It makes the job even harder for them when they have to start that at the end of the day. 🐞

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
15 days ago

tumblespots indeed! But he’s a very good soul for doing it himself - most managers will delegate it to someone else

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tumblespots
tumblespots15 days ago

hspexy Yes, he's got a lot of brownie points there ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 🐞

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Ceebers
Ceebers
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15 days ago

hspexy I am not sure that it is legal for shop assistants to wear masks. In fact, if you check out the ONS website, you have a 1 in 4000 chance of coming into contact with a contaminated person. Then you have to catch the virus. I think masks needed to be worn weeks ago.

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hspexy
hspexy
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14 days ago

Ceebers yes definitely, masking up should’ve been one of the first things advised by the government, but they dithered, I suppose they were also worried about lack of supplies. Needless to say, people can be very creative when necessary- have seen all sorts of coverings being used as masks, so it provides me with a chuckle when I’m out and about 😊

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen15 days ago

I've seen the same as you in Morrisons

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ptenn00
ptenn0015 days ago

That is rather generous of them, considering the mutiny people will have when they stop giving them out for free

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
14 days ago

Lol you’re right, because people will think it’s the norm to get one for free

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ptenn00
ptenn0014 days ago

hspexy yes, especially if it's something they don't want to have to pay for, as it is still not something people feel they want to spend money on

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alhasana
alhasana15 days ago

My local TKMaxx has been even before they were mandatory. They had good quality gloves and sanitizer too. Very good safety precautions for a post-pandemic world 🙂

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap14 days ago

I was in asda they was giving out free ones at entrance then selling them in store

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
14 days ago

Have definitely not seen any being handed out for free at my local Asda. But they are happy to promote them at the entrances

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SusanEaston327
SusanEaston32713 days ago

yes ive saw a few shops dothis

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