Loopholes in new face mask law raise questions about effectiveness

New regulations detail lengthy list of exemptions including for people who feel ‘severe distress’ while wearing masks, Lizzie Dearden writes

Thursday 23 July 2020 20:41
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Anyone violating the law may be fined £100
Anyone violating the law may be fined £100

The government has announced that masks will be mandatory in shops from Friday. But will they?

The law that will enforce the change, which was published just hours before coming into effect, provides a lengthy list of exemptions.

It will not apply to children under 11, staff and employees, people “providing services”, public transport workers, police, emergency responders, inspectors and pilots.

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