Britain’s biggest grocer Tesco has announced a canny trick to combat people not wearing face coverings in stores.
Tesco operates multiple supermarket branches across Birmingham and throughout the wider West Midlands region.
The retailer has announced a handy scheme for any customer who arrive at its stores without face masks and face coverings.
Tesco – one of the Big Four supermarkets in the country – previously confirmed it would be creating signage to remind customers to don them.
But supermarkets say they are not making staff police the new law, which came into effect a month ago, on July 24.
Anybody flouting the rule faces £100 fines – reduced to half that figure if paid within a fortnight.
The Liverpool Echo, our sister title in the North West, reports the supermarket giant has confirmed it will be selling face masks at its entrance for customers to buy if they do turn up to stores without one.
Tesco has also confirmed via its Twitter account, some staff members may be spotted not wearing a mask due to medical reason after a one customer tweeted Tesco to ask why its staff were not wearing face masks during a recent visit.
Tesco said: “Morning Ben, we’ve asked all our customer-facing colleagues to wear face coverings.”
The supermarket giant then continued: “There may be some colleagues, though, who are not wearing masks for medical or safety reasons. These reasons are set out by the government.”