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  1. Sorry, that should have said, "Jim, Sandwich" not "Jim Sandwich". As you will have realised by now, I'm not actually a sandwich. I just live in Sandwich.
  2. I saw on article on davidicke.com a few days that had an image of just Boris Johnson's eyes. Can't find the article now, though. Does anyone know which article it was / have a link? Cheers, Jim Sandwich
  3. Back to the main subject for a moment, today's Daily Mail answers my question, saying these supermarkets have stated it's not up their workers to force the rules: M&S, Co-op, Tesco, Sainsburys, Iceland, Asda and Morrison. Bad news for Aldi shoppers, though. CEO Giles Hurley said: "Last week, the Government announced that face coverings will be compulsory in shops in England from July 24 and, for that reason, you will need to wear a face covering to enter one of our stores from this date." A great time to boycott Aldi and see their sales plummet - possibly forcing them to change their policy. One in the eye for Boris Johnson.
  4. Jaquiby, Ithink what you've shared with us will inspire a lot of people. And it's great to set such an example to everyone else so early on. Is it really not the law? (Sorry for my ignorance, but I'd tuned out of everything a few weeks ago and only heard about this the other night.)
  5. If I go shopping, there is a fair chance of moderate consequences for me, personally. If I don't go shopping, there is a much bigger chance of worse consequences for all of us. So, I will do the former. If it culminates in bailiffs/police banging on my door and pushing notes through for money / my arrrest, it's hardly ideal (as it also means keeping the door locked and not answering it in order to guarantee keep them out). A big part of me, naturally, wants to avoid all that stuff and retreat to the safety of online shopping, but what will there be left for future generations to inherit from us if we allow the ongoing invasion to continue unabated... I think personal comfort for our generation has to come second.
  6. Does anyone know which countries (preferably in Europe) have the least stringent COVID-19 rules? Not sure I can hack it here much longer - especially if they try hitting me with a £100 wrist-slap. Not ideal to leave loved ones, but not sure I can accept living under a government that insists I have to dance to their latest tune in order to survive.
  7. I received this email from Co-op (my emphasis), but does anyone know the policies for other supermarkets: The Government have announced that wearing a face covering in shops and supermarkets in England will be mandatory from this Friday, 24 July. I wanted to update you on the Society’s approach on this issue as it will mean that customers in our Food stores, Funeral homes, Travel branches, Pharmacies and Post Offices will now need to wear a face covering in line with Government guidelines. From tomorrow, posters containing clear messages will be displayed at the entrance to every Midcounties site informing customers of that requirement. The Society’s commitment to these guidelines is further reflected in our decision that every customer facing colleague should also wear a face covering to ensure that we provide both our colleagues and customers with the maximum protection. The Society has provided suitable face coverings for all applicable colleagues for use in the working environment. Our colleagues will be encouraged to politely prompt non-compliant customers by referring them to the notices in-store. Under the Government guidelines the latest rules for shops will be enforced by the police, with anyone disregarding them at risk of a fine of up to £100. Our colleagues will not be required to challenge or enforce compliance. In addition to the wearing of facial coverings, social distancing remains at 2 metres where possible in all our sites, we will maintain protective screens for the foreseeable future and we will continue with other measures including limiting the number of people at busy times, directing the flow of customers, and encouraging the use of hand sanitiser. These are all actions that remain key to controlling the spread of the virus. I hope that this message provides you with clarity and reassurance on our approach to the new guidelines and I look forward to your co-operation when visiting our sites. Many thanks in anticipation of your support.
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