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Face coverings will be made mandatory in all shops and retail settings across the country

The Government has announced that face coverings will be made mandatory in all shops, retail settings and shopping centres.

They said that regulations will take some time to draft but the strong advice is for people to start obeying immediately.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced the new measures following confirmation that Ireland would not enter Phase 4 of lifting Covid-19 restrictions.

Retail staff will be required to wear face coverings unless a partition is in place or a space of two metres is between them and customers.

Retail Ireland Director ‘Arnold Dillon’ stated that the enforcement of these measures should be left to appropriate authorities and not retail staff.

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