Enforcing the use of Face Coverings

Hereford BID have had a few queries from shop managers and security staff on how to implement the law on face coverings, which came into force today. We have sought advice from CCTV and Environmental Health Enforcement and they have advised the below (as stated on the gov.uk website)

Measures can be taken if people do not comply with this law. Shops and supermarkets will be expected to encourage compliance with the law (as they would do more generally) and can refuse entry. In both cases, if necessary, the police have the powers to enforce these measures, including through issuing a fine of £100 (halving to £50 if paid within 14 days).

We have been advised to request that premises do not phone the police with regards to face coverings unless absolutely necessary, as this could block the phone lines for other police matters.

If you would like to find out further information please click on this link https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-o...

If you have any queries regarding the above please contact info@herefordbid.co.uk