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Confusion over Covid masks ruling as retailers fear new fines threat

The Grocer understands supermarket and convenience store chiefs met with BEIS bosses yesterday to call for greater clarity over Boris Johnson’s plans

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Retail workers forced to wear masks under coronavirus clampdown

Boris Johnson said masks would become obligatory for shop assistants and workers in pubs, restaurants and cafés in England

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Coronavirus curfew plans ‘crushing blow’ to sector, say hospitality bosses

Boris Johnson is today set to announce moves to order pubs and other hospitality venues to close at 10pm

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Aldi chief appeals directly to customers not to stockpile

In an email to customers, Aldi UK & Ireland CEO Giles Hurley has assured them there is no need for them to buy more than they need

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Supermarkets have been left to take the lead on panic-buying messaging

The government hasn’t done much to settle national nerves

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​Supermarkets warn public against another spate of panic buying

Retail leaders stressed there would be no need for customers to panic in the event of a second lockdown 

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  • Amid test & trace chaos, food workers need priority to prevent further shortages

  • Food bosses call for testing priority in talks with government Test & Trace chief

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