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Trafford Centre staff could refuse entry if you do not have a face mask with you on Friday

On Friday we will see face masks made mandatory in shops and shopping centres and this also applies to the Trafford Centre.

The law though states that no shopping centre staff, no shop worker can use any enforcement on anyone to wear a face mask, the only people who can do so are the police so legally no one other than police can stop you, if staff get funny this is where we feel problems are likely.

Co op have already told us that there staff have been assaulted and abused too many times and feel they will be put at further risk by enforcing what really is the most crazy thing to come out of the flu type illness from the start.

If you have a condition you are exempt from wearing a mask.

Alison Niven, centre director at intu Trafford Centre, commented:

“Throughout the pandemic, we have been and will continue to do everything we can to make sure intu Trafford Centre is a safe place to visit and work. That includes following the guidance from Public Health England and the Government.

We’re seeing more and more of our visitors returning every day, enjoying a day out and visiting their favourite brands. People are really enjoying being back, and making the most of a little retail therapy.

In addition to the existing safety measures we already have in place, from 24 July everyone that visits the centre, whether that’s to work or to shop, will need to wear a face covering.

We know that the experience will feel different, however we hope these measures will help provide all our visitors with additional reassurance.”

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