SHOPPERS at convenience stores have advised staff that there is no need for them to wear masks if they are buying ten items or less.
Across the UK, customers are updating staff of smaller food shops that if they do not have a facemask but are only getting a few things then the regulations do not apply and the coronavirus risk is close to zero.
Nikki Hollis of Stoke-on-Trent said: “For a big shop you need a mask, absolutely. No way would I consider doing the weekly shop without one. But I’m just popping in.
“And to be honest the longer I spend explaining that to the girl in the shop, with my hand over my mouth because I’m being responsible, the more danger we’re both in.
“I only need cat food, kitchen roll, vodka and 20 Lambert & Butler, so the risk is absolutely nil. I’m no doctor, but even I can see that.”
Shopper Steve Malley agreed: “I forgot my mask, but I made sure to say ‘Sorry love, I’ll only be quick’ so medically I’ve covered myself.
“I don’t know why her behind the counter was so arsey about it. She needs to get over herself. It’s only a Tesco Express.”