Covid: Morrisons and Sainsbury's ban maskless shoppers
11/01/2021 | news | business | 5,785
People refusing to wear face coverings who are not medically exempt will not be allowed to shop inside.
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11/01/2021 17:13:02 156 34
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Good.!!!
Um.. You do no there's no evidence they make any difference, don't you?
And as was previously thought until July, may make matters worse.
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11/01/2021 18:04:08 1 4
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BETTER...!
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11/01/2021 17:13:29 52 11
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It must be where I live. I promise you I have seen no-one not wearing a mask properly in the supermarkets I use.

No, I'm not living in a 'posh' area and no it's not Waitrose.

What kind of people inhabit these areas where it's an issue?
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11/01/2021 17:18:11 28 11
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Got a thumbs down, so presumably I've found one of the 'problems'
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11/01/2021 17:22:55 11 2
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It is difficult where I live, in North-East London, to go into any aisle of any supermarket and *not* see people without masks. I promise you. What kind of people, you ask? Either stupid or malicious ones. I'm not sure which.
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11/01/2021 17:24:49 2 2
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Brighton has an issue, mainly elderly and tradesmen in their 50's.
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11/01/2021 17:27:01 2 12
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Waitrose is the worst. Posh people don't give any care for anyone else in my experience
11/01/2021 18:23:01 7 1
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You are very lucky. I live in Essex and there are always people flouting the rules quite blatantly in supermarkets (posh and not so posh ones)
11/01/2021 20:24:23 2 1
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From the wide range of other types that are listed to blame in this wider thread, I would say there is no defining kind of people. Just people.
Some selfish, some deluded, some ignorant, and a minority with a valid reason, which I'm sure are in enough of a minority not to have punitive restrictions placed upon them.
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11/01/2021 17:13:48 17 11
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So they have just decide to enforce the guidance that has been in place for the last six months or so, how nice of them.
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11/01/2021 17:16:00 11 8
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Thats the sad thing. The law requires mask to be worn, no shop has been fined for not enforcing the rules
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11/01/2021 17:21:52 20 2
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And why don't they enforce the rules? Because they know full well that the idiots who don't voluntarily wear masks are the type to kick off when challenged, either verbally or physically. Did supermarket workers sign up to take that? No
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11/01/2021 17:13:50 205 40
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Good??
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11/01/2021 17:59:36 109 27
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Let's show some people here and America how it's supposed to be done
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Den
11/01/2021 17:14:01 1639 227
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Well done Morrison’s.
You have gained my custom.
Now Lidl,Aldi,Tesco etc need to follow.
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11/01/2021 17:21:08 454 65
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where I am Lidl is brilliant. A support 'heavy' ( he's a nice guy actually' but looks th e part)provides back up if needed
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11/01/2021 17:33:35 59 10
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Me too Den. All the rest, expect loss of customers or increase of the wrong ones if you do not follow.
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11/01/2021 17:34:58 47 17
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Sainsbury's stuck to these principles where I live. Hence no shopping in Morrisons...

It seems too little too late. their rules should never have been relaxed since the first lockdown
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11/01/2021 17:35:20 43 14
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how will they know who is exempt?
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11/01/2021 17:39:38 42 7
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Nodoby at Lidl he re even checks numbers entering. Also no point in making people wear masks if they don't wear it correctly or even remove once inside the store.
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11/01/2021 17:40:28 51 4
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And make sure ALL Morrison’s staff wear masks as well!
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11/01/2021 17:45:34 8 2
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We don't have a Morrisons, but all the supermarkets near me have been doing this since the first lockdown and employed extra 'marshals' to ensure that the shop was not overcrowded and that people were wearing masks (at least on the way in). I'd be interested to know where this is not happening?
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11/01/2021 17:45:40 34 12
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Costco (whilst not a supermarket) changed their policy to insist that everyone wears a mask or a visor or will be refused entry, including those that claim (rightly or wrongly) exemption.

This should always have been the case for all shops, with provision for those genuinely exempt to have shopping dealt with in other ways that are safe for them, staff and other customers.
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11/01/2021 17:57:39 15 61
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I think I am going to puke. Just listen to yourselves.

This from a supermarket:
"Our store colleagues are working hard to feed you and your family, please be kind."

Errrrr. really?
Last time I looked supermarkets were having a race to the bottom to see who could drive prices lower and lower, with the victims being the suppliers.
These sociopathic companies will change shape for profit any day
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11/01/2021 18:00:06 7 14
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Keep up Den, our local tesco has had a sign that face coverings must be worn as a condition of entry since Autumn 20. Worries me that Morrison's have only just got round to this.
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11/01/2021 18:07:47 18 49
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Where I am in Delaware USA we have had a shopping mask mandate since April. And we have much better control over covid than England does. You lack leadership in England. That's the problem you have.
11/01/2021 18:10:11 17 8
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In fact, all outlets need to come onboard and deny entry to their premises ..
11/01/2021 18:10:53 5 13
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Too little too late - the US has had rules like these since March
11/01/2021 18:11:49 5 4
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morrisons were very good at the start of the pandemic in March/April, but soon removed a lot of their good stuff (one way system, keeping till spaces free from more than one customer etc,,) on the back of customers complaining that this was an inconvenience to them. They lost my custom at this point. Hopefully, if they are putting more stringent measures back in place, then they keep them in place
11/01/2021 18:13:28 15 6
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Not so fast - I’m exempt from wearing a mask ok then that’s fine
No because all those refusing to wear masks are believed rather than told to leave!
11/01/2021 18:13:44 6 3
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But they’re not doing it. Today no one way, no enforce,ent, 2 tills and queues blocking the aisles.
11/01/2021 18:13:48 11 4
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Should have enforced this months ago, for the safety of their employees
11/01/2021 18:16:52 9 7
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Obviously with the spread of the virus they are having little or no effect
11/01/2021 18:03:39 10 7
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I moved my custom from Aldi to Morrisons back in March - the Leigh branch - form the outset they have set the standard. I applaud this now people need to learn to wear masks properly and the medical excuse is not acceptable - there are visors.
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11/01/2021 18:26:52 4 2
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To be far Aldi are very strict and have a traffic light system
11/01/2021 18:29:12 11 5
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Coop won’t allow staff to refuse service, which seems to me not being a responsible employer as not thinking of their employees safety.
11/01/2021 18:30:03 2 8
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No they don't. Forget generalizing everything. In my local Tesco superstore I have only seen one man without a mask on day 1 after masks in shops were mandatory & he was scurrying round like a rat up a drainpipe because he knew he was in a vulnerable group.

The one you can't mention in the UK or you are a racist.
He was an idiot & behaving like one too everyone looking at him in disbelief.
11/01/2021 18:34:07 2 4
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Asda have not bothered with security and/or policing customers/staff at Patchway, Bristol since the summer as several have told me. Not only should these shops do more about masks and social distancing but the Police should do random visits to these establishments.

I have always found Morrisons to be better than most with their guidelines/rules/security and this additional improvement is great
11/01/2021 18:44:04 4 3
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“Morrisons said it had "introduced and consistently maintained thorough and robust safety measures in all our stores" since the start of the pandemic.”

This is rubbish, I had to write to my MP and copy in the press in order for my local Morrisons store to even provide baskets at the entrance. They had customers walking all over the store and into people, trying to find one to use.
11/01/2021 18:46:44 8 5
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I saw an selfish idiot in an argument with a security guy in my local Morrison’s because the idiot was not wearing a mask. The idiot claimed he was exempt from wearing a mask. Sorry I have lived with people with serious respiratory problems all my life and I can assure you this guy displayed none of the breathing symptoms of respiratory distress. Put bluntly the selfish git thought he could lie.
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11/01/2021 19:12:57 6 2
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and our local Asda. At one point, the person offering masks didn't have a mask ! The delhi counter staff still don't always wear them. i'll skip the fresh food
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11/01/2021 17:14:25 5 11
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Morrison’s need to speak to their own staff...Licking your lips then touching screens packets is disgusting and I have seen this on occasions....
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11/01/2021 17:29:58 8 2
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????

What the hell are 'screens packets' and unless the staff are touching them with they're mouths, what difference does it make if they lick their lips?
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11/01/2021 17:14:46 173 40
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A very welcome step. Enforcement, however, will be tricky. Who in Morrisons will stop people from forcing their way in? What happens if the offending customers are violent? Not like we all are law abiding naturals.
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11/01/2021 17:17:04 250 39
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I think the supermarkets should dip into those record profits and hire a private security firm to be present. I know if I was a Morrisons worker asked to do this I would not be challenging the 6ft 6 bodybuilder who tells me he wont be putting a mask on.
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11/01/2021 17:16:21 4 32
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The shop staff are more likely to be violent judging by recent videos.
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11/01/2021 17:23:52 4 2
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The police did, during the last lockdown
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11/01/2021 17:25:58 10 4
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I think you'll find that's a job for the police, and then hopefully the courts. After that no doubt their (ex) employers would be quite involved as well.
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11/01/2021 17:27:53 41 4
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Given the profusion of aggressively entitled types in our society these days; I genuinely fear for the wellbeing of Morrisons' staff - especially in the more, erm, "challenged" areas of our nation.
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11/01/2021 17:29:00 10 2
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I would like to think that their own security would be enough but most security guards in any shop are usually fairly non plused re confronting anyone. Poorly paid and generally indiferant
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11/01/2021 17:29:01 29 2
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If they force their way in or are violent the staff should do exactly what they would have done before Covid if someone was just drunk or aggressive - call the police and have them arrested. It won't take many of those headlines before people get the message.
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11/01/2021 17:30:24 24 3
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It is their shop they can turn anybody away if they want to. Anybody causing trouble could be subject to police action as no different to forcing your way into somebody’s house. Key point is stop being selfish and help society by complying instead of acting like children having a tantrum because they can’t go out to play.
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11/01/2021 17:36:41 6 2
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If someone refuses to wear a mask they should be asked no to come back. Shops are private businesses, they can choose who they serve I think.

But really, if someone has a genuine medical reason not to wear a mask they should (a) not be out shopping because of the risk to their health, or (b) wearing a face shield. Surely anyone can wear a face shield even with a lung deficiency that stops a mask
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11/01/2021 17:39:16 1 1
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There has always been a policy for violent people even pre covid, police and prosecution, violent customers aren't a new thing hence all the strengthened laws protecting shop staff that cane into Force pre covid.
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11/01/2021 17:39:39 1 1
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They call the police
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11/01/2021 17:41:26 2 4
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Not many supermarkets in the UK without some form of security..... As anyone who has actually been within a mile of the country knows full well.
One more foaming at the mouth halfwit that can't wear a piece of cloth that needs throwing out will make NO difference. Good on Morrison's
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11/01/2021 17:42:06 2 2
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And remember just like the London riots and the Capitol Hill riots everything is recorded on CCTV, so even if that person gets away with forcing their way in one day they can be prosecuted at a later date.
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11/01/2021 17:45:42 1 1
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Our local Morrisons has a security guard on the (currently only) entrance.
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11/01/2021 17:49:35 1 1
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Our local Morrisons have security guards
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11/01/2021 18:14:48 2 1
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Morrison are under no obligation to allow anyone in
11/01/2021 18:07:16 1 1
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They hopefully won’t serve them
11/01/2021 18:38:32 1 1
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My local Morrisons have security staff at the doors
11/01/2021 19:11:59 1 1
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Call the Police if they get aggressive.
11/01/2021 19:24:45 1 1
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Stick signs up at the entrance saying the area is monitored by security cameras.

Better still, they should get some cameras mounted anyway as a visible deterrent to help protect the security staff.
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11/01/2021 19:37:23 2 1
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It's not a matter of kicking them out. The staff refuse to serve them. It requires corporate backing for the staff at that point and the law does the rest.
11/01/2021 19:51:15 1 1
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They should call the Police if customers get violent. If they are violent over a mask, you can bet that they are wanted for other offences. Will be on CCTV.
11/01/2021 20:34:05 1 1
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If they insist on shopping without a mask then the tellers just have to refuse to take their £££.
11/01/2021 20:57:04 1 1
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Just refuse them at the checkouts.
11/01/2021 20:57:04 1 1
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Call Police, they will be happy to hand out fines! Government needs to get some money back??
11/01/2021 21:56:16 1 0
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Then they get done for it.
11/01/2021 22:30:58 1 0
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Specially trained Security as stated in the article which means fit and strong security who won't take any rubbish.
11/01/2021 23:33:15 1 0
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Agreed, enforcement is an issue. It's incredibly annoying encountering people in shops and public transport who use their face mask as a chin strap. It's pathetic and dangerous.
12/01/2021 00:16:28 1 0
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That's what security is for, although I've seen security without masks, I definitely would challenge anyone that doesn't abide by wearing a mask.
12/01/2021 08:56:53 0 0
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Tazer them? Just kidding. Name and shame. “Man in red sweater buying toilet roll on isle 3 just insulted staff and refuses to wear mask.”
12/01/2021 09:05:01 0 0
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Shops have the right to refuse entry to anyone, it’s private property. I’m sure the police will help out
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11/01/2021 17:14:51 22 11
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And they waited this long because...? About time. Let's wait and see for the others to follow.
11/01/2021 19:26:29 13 1
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The business I am a guard at has been enforcing it for months and ejecting people who don't want to wear masks.
12/01/2021 07:20:23 1 0
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Being PC I guess, not wanting to offend the minority that are happy in their own little world spreading this virus among the masses.
Let's hope they enforce this in a very firm way.
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11/01/2021 17:14:27 7 36
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They are not`banning` people. They are saying people cannot shop there without masks at the moment. Ly.ing again B.BC.
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11/01/2021 17:17:43 16 2
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Which amounts to the same thing. Stop splitting hairs.
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11/01/2021 17:20:01 6 1
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That's a very minor detail. Anti-BBC agenda there?
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11/01/2021 17:22:43 4 1
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I think if you're not allowed in to shop, you're no longer a shopper. So effectively banned. Trolling again Otaku2?
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11/01/2021 17:28:19 1 1
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Face coverings!

Can be a face shield, face mask or anything that works in a similar way.
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11/01/2021 17:15:28 955 150
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If you can’t wear a mask, wear a face shield
Or one of these....

https://assets.catawiki.nl/assets/2018/4/25/9/2/d/92df9c10-d22b-4aa8-89eb-098cf745ce3b.jpg

Well done Morrisons, we all have to wear one apart from those who think they are special.
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11/01/2021 17:24:45 116 61
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Multiple studies from Japan and Switzerland during 2020 looked at face shields for stopping Covid. They found they made zero difference. So pretty pointless really.
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11/01/2021 17:25:53 81 41
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What good is a face shield with out a mask? That is about as much used as a chocolate fire guard.
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11/01/2021 17:26:37 44 199
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Some people cannot wear either. I can't
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Or stay at home and get food delivered.
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11/01/2021 17:32:08 100 22
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And if you cannot or will not do that, stay at home
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11/01/2021 17:29:53 125 25
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NO! NO! NO!
If you can’t wear a mask don’t go into the shop! Send someone else.

The face shield doesn’t protect you or other in a social setting.
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11/01/2021 17:34:17 63 19
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be interesting to know how the none maskers will cope with the oxygen masks when they are in hospital gasping for breath, but they can wear a mask then!
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11/01/2021 17:32:31 6 9
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Absolutely.
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11/01/2021 17:39:31 43 15
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Face shields don't protect either the wearer or anyone else. They are 5% better than wearing nothing. If you are too frail or sick to wear a mask, maybe people shouldn't be out in the first instance.
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11/01/2021 17:57:25 26 7
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And if you are that vulnerable to not wear either then maybe you shouldn’t be near other people.
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11/01/2021 18:00:14 3 12
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Wear a pineapple on your head as well whilst your at it.
11/01/2021 18:10:44 1 6
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Look at the downvotes. They're our enemy folks!
11/01/2021 18:11:16 5 17
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not as easy as that for some exemptions
11/01/2021 18:14:12 24 10
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If you can’t wear a mask get someone else to go to the supermarket
11/01/2021 18:19:49 21 6
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Either get food delivered, or ask someone to do shopping for you. I'm sure many legitimately can't wear masks, but so many people abuse the system (can buy the exemption reckless things on ebay) they have to crack down

I realise there will be the odd case where a couple both really cant wear masks, the amount of couples I see, both have the exemption necklace thingy simply doesn't add up.
11/01/2021 18:02:15 8 8
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They can wear masks if they are that concerned about wearing a mask shop online
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Don't forget to saulte on your way in, heels together, hand flat, right arm elevated high in the air... Removed
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11/01/2021 17:17:15 3 2
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Get a grip!!!
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11/01/2021 17:18:21 1 2
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grow up
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11/01/2021 17:20:42 1 2
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So the ones that cant be arsed to wear a mask, of course are extremely careful about hand washing / sanitising so cant be any risk of them handling items on the shelf and putting them back.
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11/01/2021 17:20:51 1 2
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Get a grip, you fool. Or do you prefer being part of the problem?
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11/01/2021 17:23:05 2 2
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This isn't Fascism, it's stopping selfish people from killing others.
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11/01/2021 17:24:19 3 2
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Can't call you a small, pointy object. But you obviously are one.
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11/01/2021 17:13:48 17 11
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So they have just decide to enforce the guidance that has been in place for the last six months or so, how nice of them.
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11/01/2021 17:16:00 11 8
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Thats the sad thing. The law requires mask to be worn, no shop has been fined for not enforcing the rules
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11/01/2021 17:26:24 9 2
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how do you fine a shop for not making us obey the law? We are rather shooting the messenger there. Fine the people who do not obey the law.
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11/01/2021 17:31:46 10 1
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They never had to "enforce the rules" themselves, they just had to exercise their legal right to refuse admission to anyone they think would pose a risk to staff or customers. They have always had the option to do this, they've just been making excuses not to because they think it will cost them business. Personally I will be doing my shopping in the nearest store that is enforcing the rules.
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11/01/2021 17:33:42 3 2
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That's because it's not up to the supermarkets to enforce it. It's up to the police to enforce.
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11/01/2021 17:33:49 4 1
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And when you sign up as a supermarket worker and get a smack in the face or worse for asking somebody to wear a face covering I'm sure you'll be just as vocal in your approach.........
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11/01/2021 17:41:00 2 2
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The LAW makes it clear that it's not the job of shops to enforce it.
This may be a pandemic but I'd prefer it if we only enforced actual laws, not ones we've made up.
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11/01/2021 17:16:00 23 15
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About bl00dy time too! They are usually always young men or women. Mostly wearing tracksuits or construction workers. These people are partly the reason why i cannot get NHS treatment for a routine op and the reason why my kid is not at school! I don't agree with mask wearing but if it's the rules then it's the rules! Fine these morons so we can get back to normal quicker! I am exempt but wear one
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11/01/2021 17:20:31 13 8
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So it's people not wearing masks that are the reason you can't have your op (and other people too) and the schools are closed, but you "don't agree with mask wearing".

Do you think you could have another think about it?
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11/01/2021 17:24:46 3 2
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yea, gotta blame the "other" it's always their fault.
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11/01/2021 17:26:29 2 2
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So it's all about you!
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11/01/2021 17:33:18 4 1
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Two days ago witnessed a construction worker refuse to accept a mask with reply to store staff of” don’t like wearing them...can’t be bothered” Bet he’d be first in queue suing his employers for compensation for working in a dusty environment and contracting copd if they didn’t give him a mask at work though.
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11/01/2021 17:44:16 1 3
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Another one with this amazing new ability to diagnose medical conditions just by looking at someone.
Some of you really need to take a long, hard look at what you're writing.
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11/01/2021 17:16:06 4 10
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Security guards?? More chance of spotting Elvis riding Shergar than many shops having guards to protect staff.
11/01/2021 19:30:09 3 1
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I've been guarding a local business and enforcing mask wearing for the last 6 months.
Has to be done. Too many Covidiots out there. No mask, no service. You don’t have the right to infect people because you need attention. If you can’t breathe with a mask then time to shield Removed
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I agree.
True claims can be substantiated. My son has an official letter allowing him to leave home more than once a day. If you don't have an official letter, your excuse is not valid.
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Yes, If your health is such that wearing a thin paper mask is sufficient to cause you breathing problems, then your health is such that you really shouldn't be out in public as you probaly wouldn't stand a chance if you caught it.
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Think you need a little more understanding of medical and mental health conditions
11/01/2021 18:08:40 4 6
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too many covid cowards!!!
11/01/2021 18:36:01 5 18
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Incredible that you people walk around head to toe in bubble wrap for fearing of catching a disease that might lay you low for a few days if you're under 70, yet you call others idiots. You really will do whatever Alexander DePfeffel Johnson and SAGE Drone #174 will tell you, won't you?
11/01/2021 18:20:19 2 3
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Unfortunately i wont be paid if i shield..
11/01/2021 19:50:58 1 7
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Do you realize how many people are catching it in hospital where everyone wears PPE. Patients who go in for operations or old people waiting for social care packages go in without covid and catch it there. Hospital where I work is full but most of the patients did not come in with it. Face muzzles don't work and in 10 years time you will be suffering with fibres in your lungs from wearing them.
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11/01/2021 20:52:39 0 3
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Who do you think you are that to dare to accuse me of infecting you with something!
11/01/2021 21:03:59 6 1
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I would like to know the official figures of how many have died or would be likely to die through wearing a mask ..I'm nearly 66 , heart only pumps 47%, multiple damage to lungs through bloodclots, acute coronary heart disease, and nearly diabetic yet I wear a mask in the shop where I work for 8 hrs a day....why ANYONE can't wear a mask just for the few minutes they're in a shop beats me.
11/01/2021 21:47:46 1 1
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If thought that from day 1. Should not be any exceptions. Why should shop keepers, or even police have to guess. If you can’t ( more likely won’t) wear a mask, get a face shield or maybe just stay home.
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The stores in this area previously had been on the door during prior lockdowns enforcing masks (and queueing during busy times).

The problem is there's no one stopping people taking the mask off once they've entered.

And it is always the usual suspects. I can't say who because the BBC mods will get upset, but you know who.
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11/01/2021 17:26:10 31 57
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Rubbish. I've seen more white English people without masks than any other people.
11/01/2021 18:17:10 2 6
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Yes it’s them Brexitears innit!
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We all know who, but it's the exact opposite of who you are implying.
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The problem is that, once customers have entered the store, they pull masks down over their chin. Also, if a customer claims they have a medical condition, are supermarket staff really going to challenge them?
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Take mask off in shop? It's up to the public to report them and the staff to throw them out, just like they would if a customer was drunk, abusive or aggressive. Refuse to leave? Call the police. All the excuses for not doing it are just because they don't want to lose business.
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11/01/2021 17:25:56 23 9
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Exactly. Those with medical conditions should have to provide evidence. I was on a train in the summer and hardly anyone in the carriage was wearing a mask. When asked by the guard apparently they all had asthma! Amazing!
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Yes, sell them a visor
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11/01/2021 17:24:51 13 14
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No one has an excuse for not wearing a face covering of some form, be it face shield, mask or a collar of a jumper pulled over your face.

Experts have confirmed that.

Make it law that a covering must be worn. If someone removes a mask the staff should notify the police and not engage with the person.

CCTV will provide the evidence.
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11/01/2021 17:44:16 22 7
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Poor excuse. If you are too ill to wear a mask, then you should be safe at home doing home shopping or having a support mechanism to help you. I don't buy this excuse from people who simply are selfish and want to do as they wish.
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11/01/2021 17:51:38 14 7
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Staff cannot ask for proof of exemption as per the Equality Act of 2010.
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11/01/2021 17:59:32 5 9
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There is no requirement for people to prove their medical exemption and I really wouldn't want to discuss any medical condition I have with anyone other than a Doctor or medical professional least of all some man or woman in a shop doorway.
842
11/01/2021 17:59:52 8 2
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Yes they should have an a card. Like I have for my disability which isn’t obvious.
843
11/01/2021 17:59:57 9 4
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If they have a medical condition they should be carrying a note which exempts them to show to staff. Otherwise they shouldn't be out there in the first place and self isolate if they are unwell. The guidance is clear enough unless they are completely stupid as well as selfish.
11/01/2021 18:40:35 9 2
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If they have a medical condition that prevents them wearing a mask they should not be in the shop. You can order online or by phone!
11/01/2021 19:16:21 3 2
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Tell them off yourself - I don't hesitate and I'm a 5ft 2in tall grandma. A few are abusive, but mostly they're ashamed and say sorry.
11/01/2021 19:23:23 0 6
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They cannot illegally be challenged and rightly so, otherwise it would open door to discrimination.
11/01/2021 20:59:49 5 1
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it is simple, if you are to ill to wear a mask, you should not be out shopping right now.
11/01/2021 21:25:23 1 2
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Throw them out then
11/01/2021 21:56:57 2 0
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A claim is not evidence, no evidence no entry.
11/01/2021 22:33:34 1 0
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Security. Check the article.
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11/01/2021 17:16:53 8 6
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Very good Morrison's moral correct people are all we need now!
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11/01/2021 17:17:00 19 2
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Good luck to the security staff.
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11/01/2021 17:14:46 173 40
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A very welcome step. Enforcement, however, will be tricky. Who in Morrisons will stop people from forcing their way in? What happens if the offending customers are violent? Not like we all are law abiding naturals.
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11/01/2021 17:17:04 250 39
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I think the supermarkets should dip into those record profits and hire a private security firm to be present. I know if I was a Morrisons worker asked to do this I would not be challenging the 6ft 6 bodybuilder who tells me he wont be putting a mask on.
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11/01/2021 17:19:49 19 2
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I've seen similar in local Sainsburys. The lone security guard doesn't get paid enough to deal with the potential outcome of such a situation.
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11/01/2021 17:31:09 6 1
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Our Morrisons had 3 security staff on the door today which is about usual for the whole of the pandemic.
Masks are worn by the vast,vast majority of customers and staff in all the shops and buses I have gone to recently.
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11/01/2021 17:43:08 1 1
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Our local Morrisons already has uniformed security posted at the entrance.
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11/01/2021 17:49:20 1 1
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nearly all these supermarket have private security staff on site.. the people at the doors of the buildings.

it is their job to stop people coming in without a mask (unless proven medically exempt), there are security professionals who are there to secure the private premises with assistance from police if there are illegal actions.

they have authority to restrain & remove, that is their job
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11/01/2021 17:55:19 2 1
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So don't put his items through the tills
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11/01/2021 17:56:37 4 1
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Another thing that might help would be to put up additional signage reminding shoppers that plain clothes police officers are patrolling the stores and are likely to challenge people for not wearing them. It might make them think twice.
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11/01/2021 18:17:07 2 1
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the law is, wear a face mask. Morrison should not have to pay for private police. We dont ask them to pay private police for not selling alcohol to underage, we prosecute them for doing so, and they come in, in groups often as big as any builder.
11/01/2021 18:16:50 1 1
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My local Morrisons do have security guards who only seem to be there to direct shoppers through the one way system. I wouldn’t expect staff to try and enforce the rules for their own safety, so surely the security guards should be patrolling the store as well as the door entrance.
11/01/2021 19:58:56 1 1
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They have. All stores have a security guard for all trading hours to enforce it
11/01/2021 22:33:14 1 0
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I know that Tesco have had private security firms for decades in there big and medium stores plus small ones in problem areas of the country. I used to work for Tesco and they pay a fair whack to hire them. The local Asda has a couple of security staff who sit at the front of the store waiting to check bags if the alarm goes off. But they don't do anything else. None in Sainsbury or Morrisons.
11/01/2021 23:56:34 1 0
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I would - in fact I went to the aid of a Tesco worker who was getting grief from a group of 3 teenagers. A few polite well chosen words from me and as my son of 23 says "the look" and two of these teenagers did what the assistant was asking them to do which was to step back and social distance from each other and the teenager paying. If you look as though you mean it most people backdown!
12/01/2021 00:03:51 1 0
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Morrison's is a ghastly supermarket. Nowhere near Tesco.
12/01/2021 01:44:52 1 0
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Simple enough. Refuse to ring mask deniers' purchases up.

No mask, no shopping to take home.

The message will soon get through.
CJ
12/01/2021 13:44:52 1 0
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They can not refuse entry if no mask due to disability. Do not have to prove it either.
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PJ
11/01/2021 17:17:09 1 9
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Aaaaw, they have 'greeters'. Got to be the biggest euphemism today. Some greeting.
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11/01/2021 17:17:13 47 7
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Local Morrisons this morning was delightful, hardly any other shoppers and those who in wore masks.
The re-stocking staff on the other hand seemed to have forgotten where their noses are.
Careful around them!
Don't forget to saulte on your way in, heels together, hand flat, right arm elevated high in the air... Removed
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Roy
11/01/2021 17:17:15 3 2
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Get a grip!!!
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11/01/2021 17:17:17 5 9
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Make the ruling class do their own shopping, in person, in store, not ordered online by their PAs, and you'd quickly see mask-wearing enforcement in shops become a priority.
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11/01/2021 17:17:19 879 88
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Normal procedure in other countries... England decide to have a debate about it...

Why wouldn't you wear a mask in a closed, indoor area surrounded by people you don't know ????
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11/01/2021 17:24:09 81 10
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Because in England, everyone thinks they're an expert on everything...
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11/01/2021 17:25:31 8 97
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It's a marketing ploy, for the fully propagandised "british"
Because there is no evidence that they do any good and may actually do harm when not worn correctly. Removed
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11/01/2021 17:30:08 133 15
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Probably because the UK has a high percentage of morons.
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11/01/2021 17:30:41 146 9
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I work in retail and several customers refuse to wear a mask and tell you to FO if challenged. It’s these idiots prolonging this pandemic.
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11/01/2021 17:36:48 39 9
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Trouble is, there will be an article tomorrow about some poor love (exempt due to ‘anxiety’ or similar) who keeps getting challenged and is upset about it.

Needs to be a exemption card that people apply for that they can show to avoid this.
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11/01/2021 17:33:29 14 58
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Because it doesn’t work?
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Adi
11/01/2021 17:38:49 12 3
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You can't account for people's stupidity
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11/01/2021 17:39:55 12 51
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Because since mid-summer we've been wearing masks and this appears to have done absolutely diddly squat in preventing the virus spreading, still, it makes some people feel safe I guess - fools
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11/01/2021 17:50:54 5 26
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Because it’s ineffective?
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11/01/2021 17:56:45 8 5
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shilly shally dancing around the issue ...typical UK pathetic weak approach .Should have been enforced from the very start .People have to just get with the programme on this. Did we pussyfoot around when we faced Hitler ?No we did not , we went for total war . This is now exactly the same .
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11/01/2021 17:59:03 2 7
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I think there is a real danger that people feel protected when they have a mask on. A mask like these only stop a tiny percentage of droplets. If you can smell a persons perfume for instance through a mask you are too close. As this clip also points out, don't forget your hands, because that will be the primary source if contamination.
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11/01/2021 17:54:53 3 24
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Because they have been proven not to work perhaps? Denmark did a study and found they made no difference whatsoever.
11/01/2021 18:49:10 0 6
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So were you wearing one a year ago? How about three years ago? Ten?

Or have you only just found out about infectious diseases?
11/01/2021 18:53:13 2 12
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because there are no studies that show wearing a mask prevents the transmission of Sars Cov-2 virus
11/01/2021 19:19:59 9 1
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Wearing a mash properly PROTECTS OTHER PEOPLE, NOT THE WEARER!!!!!
11/01/2021 19:32:43 6 1
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Because they are selfish arrogant imbeciles. Sadly it's not them that gets seriously ill.
11/01/2021 19:37:38 3 1
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Because it is science based that's why.
11/01/2021 19:48:06 2 4
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Yep that is little england taking back control
mc
11/01/2021 19:03:19 0 9
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and millions wearing masks have died so what protection none
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11/01/2021 17:17:29 15 11
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Bit late but fair enough..

Usual absolute MORONS will still argue for it on some flimsy "freedom" EU rubbish
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11/01/2021 17:22:50 4 5
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You are blaming the EU? Must be why the post brexit disunited banana monarchy has the highest rates in the western world
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11/01/2021 17:17:35 27 11
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This should have happened weeks if not months ago. Lets see the rest of the retail sector who have been allowed to open follow this lead.
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11/01/2021 17:17:41 4 7
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Good news. Can we afford a police officer on every supermarket doorway to enforce this or at least prevent aggressive discourse?
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11/01/2021 17:21:25 2 1
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Or in every aisle?
Customers not taking this pandemic seriously at all. Some from vulnerable groups as well.
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11/01/2021 17:25:08 2 1
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As all the nightclubs are closed, then there are a lot of bouncers who are currently out of work. I don't think the supermarkets will have any trouble employing qualified door staff who can ensure that customers wear mask.
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11/01/2021 17:27:34 2 1
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The army should have been called in from the start to enforce compliance with masks, social distancing, and self-isolating !!!
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11/01/2021 17:18:02 193 37
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should have been done from the start
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11/01/2021 17:29:30 29 41
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Still wear a visor
11/01/2021 22:49:50 0 6
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pointless, masks were just another scare story. This is a lethal disease for the elderly and sick, it is less lethal than flu for the healthy and anyone under 44, the responses were panic stricken and cause the vast majority of the excess deaths 10 months ago. The lock-downs will kill more but careers are at stake & no one wants the annual NHS 'we are overwhelmed' to show up their failure.
12/01/2021 08:39:59 0 2
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Yes it should, along with painting yellow stars on peoples houses who have tested positive.
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11/01/2021 17:18:05 3 5
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How will they enforce this? will medical certificates be required? I back their stance but don't think it will work.
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11/01/2021 17:23:43 7 1
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>> Security guards at the UK's fourth-biggest supermarket chain will be enforcing the new rules.

So it says above.

If only there was a way to enforce reading before commenting
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RTH
11/01/2021 17:18:11 5 4
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May be difficult to enforce but badly needed. Even the staff at our local shopping centre don't all wear masks so I wonder how effective bit will be.
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11/01/2021 17:13:29 52 11
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It must be where I live. I promise you I have seen no-one not wearing a mask properly in the supermarkets I use.

No, I'm not living in a 'posh' area and no it's not Waitrose.

What kind of people inhabit these areas where it's an issue?
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11/01/2021 17:18:11 28 11
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Got a thumbs down, so presumably I've found one of the 'problems'
Don't forget to saulte on your way in, heels together, hand flat, right arm elevated high in the air... Removed
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11/01/2021 17:18:21 1 2
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grow up
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11/01/2021 17:18:25 40 8
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What happens if , when you challenge some one, they say" I am exempt". Without proof, it is pointless
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11/01/2021 17:22:05 73 27
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Simple. Abolish medical exemptions. Get someone else to shop for you or shop online.
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11/01/2021 17:52:53 4 4
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No proof no entry, no different to when age ID was required to go in certain (better run) night clubs.
11/01/2021 19:31:35 0 2
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True
11/01/2021 22:06:19 1 0
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Then they don’t get entry.
12/01/2021 00:21:40 1 0
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Err on the side of caution, ask them to leave and return with proof of their exemption. I guarantee very few will be back!
Alas, alack, a truly British made (and proud of it) social disaster for the world to laugh at. You are fools, oh little islanders. Removed
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11/01/2021 17:14:46 173 40
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A very welcome step. Enforcement, however, will be tricky. Who in Morrisons will stop people from forcing their way in? What happens if the offending customers are violent? Not like we all are law abiding naturals.
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11/01/2021 17:16:21 4 32
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The shop staff are more likely to be violent judging by recent videos.
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11/01/2021 17:16:32 116 54
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Great News!

I saw a healthy looking 35 year old woman in Tesco today not bothering to wear one.

It's not fair on the shop workers to expect them to do it.

They should just get CCTV and using their till payment details let the police fine them.

£500 sounds about right.
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11/01/2021 17:19:54 97 44
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Not all disabilities or illnesses are visible.
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11/01/2021 17:21:34 14 10
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Utter rubbish!
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11/01/2021 17:33:03 27 15
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This is a remarkable, game-changing ability you've somehow developed. The ability to diagnose someone's medical state simply by looking at them.
I'm quite sure you stand to make a fortune once you declare this new skill to the authorities. Think of the health benefits we will gain from it.
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11/01/2021 17:54:31 8 3
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How did you know she was 35? Did you demand to see proof of age from her?
KO
11/01/2021 18:16:55 3 3
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So we've been in lockdown for about 10 months now. I shop about 3-4 times a week - always masked. For the first time last week I walked into a shop without wearing my mask, totally accidentally I forgot. I realised about 60 secs into my shop. These things do happen.
11/01/2021 19:21:12 7 4
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"healthy looking"? Because all medical conditions involve limbs falling off, right? And your idea to surveil people's financial transactions and link it to images of their faces is great! Or it would be, if we lived in North Korea.
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11/01/2021 17:18:29 533 64
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Should be happening at all supermarkets and a long time ago.

Way overdue
11/01/2021 18:27:55 365 66
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Time for non mask wearers to start thinking more about "we" not "me".
11/01/2021 19:39:00 8 2
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It won't happen. Govt rules say we can't challenge anyone who says they're exempt, and they don't have to prove it under the disability discrimination laws.

Only the Govt suspending the disability act can change that.
11/01/2021 19:09:52 3 1
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Not just supermarkets,small butchers too
11/01/2021 21:23:31 0 3
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Your right but supermarkets don't want to turn away customers mask or no mask it's about money
11/01/2021 22:15:23 1 10
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Rubbish, we are in the flu season AND the number of deaths is not that extraordinary at this time. 70,000 of the annual excess occurred 10 months ago when the NHS was saved by sacrificing care homes, of that 70,000 15,000 were non-covid, due to the closing down of the NHS - you lock-downers have that blood on your hands if that is the stupid way you are going to talk of this.
GVS
11/01/2021 22:25:11 2 1
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You are quite right. I was surprised when shops said they would not enforce it.
Maybe a touch of Asian discipline for the shops - "if you wont enforce the rule then you will not open". That might get management attention.
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11/01/2021 17:18:37 6 3
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Not all staff at my local Morrisons use wear masks, especially the security guards in the foyer.
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11/01/2021 17:47:03 1 3
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They may be exempt.
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11/01/2021 17:18:40 348 93
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No mask and no exemption letter?
Leave the premises. Simple.
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11/01/2021 17:21:41 225 28
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Exemption letters aren't a thing that exists.
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ab
11/01/2021 17:29:22 58 35
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If you want to challenge a medically exempt person, expect to end up in court on the receiving end of a hefty fine.
11/01/2021 18:41:16 14 11
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No mask no entry - keep it simple!
11/01/2021 19:11:38 10 10
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What exemptions? Don’t say asthma. Plenty of nurses, doctors and carers are asthmatic but manage to wear face masks through it their working shifts. If you can’t wear a mask wear a face visor. No exemptions.
11/01/2021 19:22:27 8 13
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You don't need any proof of exemption. Anybody can say they are 'exempt' and there's nothing they can do! Cards are purely optional! If you honestly believe that stupid face coverings make one iota of difference when people are touching itmes' touching trolleys and half the staff don't wear coverings or social distance you are an absolute imbecile!
11/01/2021 19:03:53 5 5
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That is in contravention of The Equality Act 2010, simples.
11/01/2021 18:59:54 0 4
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Read the guidance
xlr
11/01/2021 20:01:47 7 3
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The green exemption neck cards cost £3 on Amazon. There's far too many people abusing this particular exception for it to last.

Anyone who can't wear a mask should be wearing a visor.
11/01/2021 20:13:38 7 5
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Does an exemption letter ensure that that person without a mask is of a lesser risk to others?! If you can’t wear a mask then I feel you should be classified in a similar way to someone shielding and therefore your shopping should be delivered. Can’t justify putting other people’s health at risk due to a personal issue.
11/01/2021 20:48:12 6 1
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There is no such thing as an "exemption" letter. it's a fallacy
11/01/2021 20:54:32 5 2
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Agree 100%
11/01/2021 21:28:28 0 3
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If it was that simple supermarkets/shops public transport would have done it long ago
11/01/2021 21:50:35 5 1
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No such thing as an exemption letter.
11/01/2021 21:50:50 2 2
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Unfortunately you don’t need a letter so everyone who doesn’t want to wear a mask will just say they’re exempt. There should be a card or something issued from a Dr for people to carry
11/01/2021 22:27:23 1 4
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Rubbish, masks are a to keep ignorant people frightened, and it is succeeding.
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11/01/2021 17:18:46 11 5
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Bravo...????
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11/01/2021 17:18:52 12 5
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Maybe they should start with their own staff and security, early in the morning they all have them under their chin or hanging from one ear
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11/01/2021 17:18:52 355 55
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Hurrah! And about time. It has been *so* stressful trying to avoid the chin-warmers and nostril pigs.
Fifteen minutes, and nine thumbs down from the nostril pig fraternity! That was quick. Removed
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11/01/2021 18:00:21 5 5
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Hhhmmmffffppp hhmmpffffff ggwwwuummmpppppff hmmmmbbblllffff ffffffuuuuuubbbbbmmmmmmffff!
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11/01/2021 18:03:34 2 4
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What is a "nostril pig"???
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11/01/2021 17:19:04 8 24
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But if masks worked , why are cases rising? Everywhere I go people appear to be complying with the regulations.
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11/01/2021 17:22:44 5 2
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What a ridiculous statement, ever heard of the term counter factual? If not, google it.
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11/01/2021 17:22:51 3 2
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Seriously......this virus started with one person. It only takes a handful of selfish people to undo a lot of the good work done by the majority.
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11/01/2021 17:23:59 3 1
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One of the main reasons ?

Because schoolkids were spreading the virus at school.... and taking it home to infect their families
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11/01/2021 17:26:17 2 1
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There are *many* people who are not complying with mask-wearing everywhere I go. You must be in a more polite and considerate part of the country.
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11/01/2021 17:28:58 3 1
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Are you a bit simple? The reason we are in the mess is because people like you have gone out and not observed any safety and social distancing regulations. People like you are responsible for killing grans up and down the country and you have the temerity to question mask. Wear a mask when you go into an indoor space, observe social distancing, stay at home as much as possible.
11/01/2021 18:31:00 1 1
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O dear, are you for real? Apart from the obvious point i.e. (I assume) you haven't been infected by one of the MASK WEARING people you've been encountering . . . !?! Do ya think that, maybe, cases are rising where people AREN'T following the guidelines? Where one idiot goes home and infects the rest of the family, but they don't know (s)he's an idiot and spread it around even further... bye Gran!
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11/01/2021 17:19:09 9 5
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well done
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11/01/2021 17:19:24 21 9
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Closing the stable door after the horse has bolted?? At my local Asda they don't let you in if you haven't got a mask on, and have been doing so for months.
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11/01/2021 17:19:27 668 103
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The Gov should support all supermarkets to the hilt with this. It is completely unacceptable that the minority think it's acceptable to potentially murder a shop assistant by not putting a bit of cloth over their mouth.
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11/01/2021 17:30:42 134 36
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works the other way as well
The problem is that you think a piece of cloth can protect against the "deadly virus" Removed
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11/01/2021 18:05:21 20 12
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I fully support what has been said. I would even go so far as to say that this government are almost as bad as the anti-social covidiots. Mature countries actually posted masks and advice to every household. Time for these anti-social covidiots to knuckle down and protect themselves and everyone else. Foreign air travel in both directions needs to be banned unless in an emergency.
11/01/2021 18:13:50 5 15
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Put an armed soldier at the door perhaps?

What do you suggest?
11/01/2021 18:50:47 13 38
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So is it equally uinacceptable to murder people by driving a car or other vehicle that emits poison?
11/01/2021 19:32:16 21 37
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You should be ashamed of yourself. There are many hidden disabilities that are exempt. The gov didn't mandate them until July, why not? Because there was no evidence that they did any good. The gov aim was to keep everyone scared. They have obviously managed that, and made people into very vile people like you.
11/01/2021 19:34:32 18 10
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What's worrying is that there are some imbeciles on this forum voting this down!
11/01/2021 20:09:30 6 2
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So, when it was only mandatory for shoppers to wear masks, and the staff did not have to (yes, there was a long period when that was the case) you stayed at home and didn’t buy ANYTHING in person, to avoid ‘murderous’ staff?
11/01/2021 21:06:42 1 0
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Woh bit over the top.
11/01/2021 21:34:59 2 1
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The Gov should support all supermarkets to the hilt with this.

No. The government should impose the law.
Wishy washy thinking is part of the cause of the pandemic's spread.
11/01/2021 22:10:08 1 0
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the shop assistants i see in supermarkets are behind screens , you need to get a life
11/01/2021 22:48:23 1 0
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Intersting you call it murder If not wearing a mask..so by wearing a mask and giving the attendant your covid this is Manslaughter we presume?
12/01/2021 01:05:24 0 0
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Wise up you clown. You're in the minority attempting to 'murder' shop assistants as well. You're mask is supposed to cover your mouth and nose
12/01/2021 08:40:15 0 0
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Well that's very strident. Brutal, even. What about the shop assistants who don't wear masks then? There are more of them than customers.
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11/01/2021 17:19:34 10 17
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Legally if you are exempt you do not have to provide proof of exemption. To deny someone entry on that basis is discrimination. The SI on face coverings makes this quite clear. https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/791/made
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11/01/2021 17:20:56 12 2
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If you have a genuine medical condition you wont mind being asked to provide proof. The time for sparing peoples hurt feelings is over.
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11/01/2021 17:19:41 1244 91
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Good it’s about time!
What really grinds my gears too are the people who DO wear a face covering but have it under their noses ... pointless. Have a word
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Moz
11/01/2021 17:36:22 506 56
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Hopefully they are also policing those people who just put it on properly to walk in and then pull it down when "out of sight" of the doormen
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11/01/2021 17:36:43 40 5
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Almost more infuriating than no mask at all.
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11/01/2021 17:38:03 22 6
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For future reference they are called Morons Yorkie.
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11/01/2021 17:34:35 7 35
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It’s as effective as wearing one covering the entire of your face..........
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11/01/2021 17:44:33 26 5
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That's what annoys me most too! I understand if someone really can't wear one, but then adhere to good social distancing. But those that wear them like that...yep...moron.
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11/01/2021 17:49:46 24 8
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Yes and at my local Tesco the biggest culprits are the STAFF who all seem to do this.

I felt sorry for those who would be receiving the “click and collect” orders from the staff who were picking the items - and breathing nasal covid protein shells all over their groceries.
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11/01/2021 18:00:57 32 3
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I know right. It's like wearing a condom with the tip cut off...
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11/01/2021 18:01:46 28 3
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It's called a 'Chin Nappy.'
11/01/2021 18:26:48 6 7
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Yep 200% agree
11/01/2021 18:12:34 2 2
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or on their chins!!!!
11/01/2021 18:31:29 3 3
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Totally agree with you. Nose must be covered.
bz
11/01/2021 19:13:38 4 1
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In Battersea where I live everybody is wearing mask in supermarket, seen people who come without but they get one free of charge. Don't remember seeing person without one
11/01/2021 19:18:25 0 1
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Or round their neck or rubbing their germ-loaded mobile phone against it!
11/01/2021 20:00:18 3 1
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Or worse, under their chin.
People who are exempt and wear a lanyard should not be discriminated against.
Those chin-wearers sometimes glance at me and have the nerve to convey their displeasure when, if they’re wearing a mask improperly, they are clearly NOT exempt. I wear a lanyard even though legally, I do not have to (despite what overzealous police officers would like the law to be)
11/01/2021 20:13:54 4 0
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Those with an exposed nose should be forced to wear a red ball over it instead!
11/01/2021 20:51:42 3 0
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I agree people not wearing face covering correctly should also be refused entry.
11/01/2021 22:17:31 1 1
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Too right, won't go in my local waitrose as a good fifty per cent don't wear their masks correctly.
11/01/2021 22:19:25 2 0
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The old chin nappy. If I see that and as I walk past I make it known they should be wearing the mask properly. It is ludicrous these idiots do it.
DC
11/01/2021 22:50:42 1 0
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my wife and I have a joke about it - its like men wearing pants and having their bits hanging over the top - you wouldnt do it so why is the nose any different! It is different but you know what i mean :)
11/01/2021 22:53:19 0 0
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Quite, did anyone else notice David Walliams doing precisely that at Dame Barbara Windsors' funeral on Friday? What a plonker.
11/01/2021 23:03:12 0 0
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You can’t force anyone to cover their nose. It’s their body, not yours.
12/01/2021 00:01:53 0 0
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A mask is a dirty handkerchief worn in such a way that it transmits viruses rather than contains them.
12/01/2021 01:15:10 0 0
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Even more 'special' are those who wear it under their chin to protect their beard or double chin!
12/01/2021 01:29:29 0 0
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Agree
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11/01/2021 17:17:36 163 39
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At last! Well done Morrisons
11/01/2021 18:55:18 52 63
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Can I take this opportunity to implore people to buy a good quality mask! N-95 for example.

Wearing masks is good no matter what. But the disposable ones are not as effective. You can get a good quality one online for about 10 quid.

It will help us get out of this lockdown faster and it might just save the life of you or the people around you!
11/01/2021 23:11:42 0 5
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Well done? I guess you mean well done for showing us that they don't care about the custom from good honest citizens who will now go elsewhere. They will be the next business to go up in flames due to this "pandemic" thinking they can tell people what to do like tyrants.

Want us to wear a mask? Time for a BOYCOTT.
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11/01/2021 17:14:27 7 36
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They are not`banning` people. They are saying people cannot shop there without masks at the moment. Ly.ing again B.BC.
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11/01/2021 17:17:43 16 2
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Which amounts to the same thing. Stop splitting hairs.
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11/01/2021 17:18:05 358 59
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Good news from Morrisons. Our local Asda has greeters who ignore people walking in without masks on. Then again, Asda staff aren't wearing masks either and don't social distance. It's quite scary being in their stores.

We will look for a safer place than Asda for our next shop.
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11/01/2021 17:35:54 198 22
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Won't be Tesco then, my local 20% of staff don't wear masks and 90% don't social distance when picking shopping orders
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11/01/2021 17:36:58 4 4
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We used to shop at Asda too but don't feel confident in there anymore for the same reasons.
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11/01/2021 17:38:14 9 5
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it's the same at our Tesco, staff all exempt?? We use other, safer stores
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11/01/2021 17:56:55 7 3
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Agreed, our local Asda is terrifying - we avoid it at all costs! =8-0
11/01/2021 19:09:40 6 0
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I wouldn’t go near an Asda. Awful shop.
11/01/2021 19:09:41 5 0
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Thats worrying.

The designated place for a Walk through Covid Test here is at our Local ASDA.

Might need another swab on the way out
11/01/2021 18:40:43 4 1
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Agreed. Staff in my local Co-op aren't wearing masks properly either.
11/01/2021 19:36:58 5 1
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Same at my Asda, they are rubbish
11/01/2021 19:50:16 2 0
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Local Morrisons initially restricted numbers and had a designated, socially-distanced queuing area. They have nothing now. Queue in the aisles as shoppers pass and stop nearby. Hand sanitizers often empty too. Waitrose have it right.
11/01/2021 18:54:05 0 0
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I've stopped shopping at Asda because of this.
11/01/2021 19:37:09 1 0
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Haven't tried Morrisons but the rest are as bad as each other. Tesco is rammed with staff stacking shelves in every aisle and shouting to each other, Lidls has a guy at the till with a flimsy neck thing he keeps pulling over his nose and sainsburys has also plenty of unmasked workers at the till. Flabergasting!
11/01/2021 20:06:29 1 0
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Same at my Asda. One way system was dropped months ago, social distancing has been forgotten & loads of staff without masks, especially the blokes walking straight at you or deciding to stack a shelf right next to you. I emailed & got a decent reply but limited improvement on the ground.
11/01/2021 19:45:24 1 0
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Asda is the worst for it in my opinion. Majority of the staff not wearing masks, if they are its on under their nose, no social distancing at all. Question the management about it and they tell you to shop elsewhere lol. Brilliant.
11/01/2021 19:49:58 0 0
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Take your business elsewhere. They don't call ASDA ASBO for nothing.
11/01/2021 20:08:43 1 0
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Our Asda is in an area that went from T2 to T4.After xmas they put on a sale of non-essential goods. All the non-essentials are on a separate floor that should have been shut down under T4 rules.They also stopped quarantining returned goods and just started returning them straight to the shelves well before xmas. A staff member made enough fuss to make them quarantine but that was only last week.
11/01/2021 20:47:01 1 0
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Really? it has taken Morrisons until now, they absolutely refused to take action previously. Local Aldi does enforce it, in the nicest way possible
11/01/2021 21:48:02 1 0
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I even challenged an Asda safety marshall not covering his nose. "My glasses steam up" he said.

"So do mine. Deal with it" I replied.

He's conformed since then!
11/01/2021 21:56:23 1 0
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It's overdue. And what happened to limiting the numbers of customers in stores at any one time? My local Morrisons operated a 'one out, one in' policy a few months ago, but that was all.

I've been to Tesco, Sainsburys and Morrisons store in the last month and all of them had some shop floor staff who weren't wearing masks - who's going to enforce that?
11/01/2021 22:25:44 0 0
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Went into Asda the other day and there was a member of staff at the front door just stood there with a box of masks looking bored. I said hello and she just grunted "what" and carried on staring into space. Not going to catch non mask wearers is she?
11/01/2021 22:26:01 0 1
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Yet so far we haven't had, in the 10 months of Covid Hysteria any supermarket closing because all their staff died, no schools nor Universities, and the average age of death is still over 80 & 90%+ people with co-morbidities, and,as the ONS says re excess mortailty

"This increase has to be treated with caution as the five-year average was particularly low in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019"
11/01/2021 22:48:39 0 2
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"It's quite scary being in their stores."

Don't go in then. Take responsibility for your own health instead of expecting everyone else to do it for you.
11/01/2021 23:13:10 1 0
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ASDA is the worst ..... I will never shop there again as i care for my health
11/01/2021 23:41:49 1 0
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Asda are the worst. Too many people allowed in and so many without masks. The staff are just as bad
11/01/2021 23:55:44 1 0
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Crikey, you've waited 10 months to decide this?
12/01/2021 00:29:33 1 0
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Tesco stores are mostly o.k., however I did come across one store where the duty manager was wearing the mask under his chin, not covering his nose or mouth. I reported it to the police via their on-line/internet reporting system. Like others, I avoid the store and use other Tesco/ASDA/Sainsbury stores where staff are using their brains.
12/01/2021 00:50:20 0 1
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Just do us all a favour and do your shopping online and get home delivery if your that paranoid about non mask wearers.. don't inflict yourself on us who want to lead a normative life.
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11/01/2021 17:18:46 70 28
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Absolutely, should be every Store!!!!
11/01/2021 20:15:29 42 25
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Masks are pointless and don't cut transmission (WHO analysis).
Today someone in front of me picked up 7 cucumbers before deciding on the one she wanted. That's an example of how this cold virus has become endemic.
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11/01/2021 17:18:49 0 9
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Ommission & Commission from bbc as standard
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11/01/2021 17:19:43 61 11
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Good. However, they also need to ensure all staff are wearing masks.
Staff at the tills are generally ok as they wear the visors but a lot of staff in the aisles and around the store not wearing masks.
It works both ways!
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11/01/2021 17:21:46 17 21
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Just do your bit... don't worry about what others do...
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11/01/2021 17:29:15 7 10
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Try wearing a useless mask which have no proof of working 8 hours a day for minimum wage, which harbour bacteria and were known ineffective 8 months ago,madness
12/01/2021 00:12:30 1 0
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Sort of - but 8-10 hours a day is different to the half hour you need to get NECESSARY shopping! My son is vulnerable following a brain haemorrhage some years ago and has to contend with selfish numpties for hours on end in his supermarket. He get's through 4 fabric masks a day himself.
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11/01/2021 17:19:49 515 149
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Unreasonable to expect shop staffs to police people. Those refusing to wear masks are as aggressive about it as they can be.

Been saying this a year now.. this will go on and on until we have a full lockdown enforced by the army. Heavy fines and prison sentences for demonstrators. No questions if they are out protesting lock them up.

Deal with it or deal with the very serious consequences.
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11/01/2021 17:47:58 127 47
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Spot on.
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11/01/2021 17:50:47 33 23
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Live in your own little dystopia pal.
11/01/2021 18:51:23 21 14
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So who do you vote for now Hitler's dead?
11/01/2021 19:08:03 7 13
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Doormen should be issued with phone to call police as an EMERGENCY if shoppers refuse.
11/01/2021 19:19:48 13 23
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And ofcourse ALL The Lockdowns and Restrictions have worked 'A Treat' haven't they so far! I have No words to describe people like you! It won't be long before the LIES and mis-reporting come out!
11/01/2021 19:24:12 6 8
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COP OUT!!! WE SHOULD ALL TAKE RESPONSIBILITY. Agree re punishing demonstrators like Extinction Rebellion, BLM & all the other anarchists.
11/01/2021 19:41:57 17 2
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The army really has better things to do. A minority of people need to now just stop being selfish d**ks for a couple of months.
11/01/2021 18:53:37 9 3
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The way you talk sounds terrifying to me. I guess history is destined to repeat itself. Not even the information age can everyone be informed it seems.
11/01/2021 19:54:35 6 4
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Don't know where you live but I have not seen any people not wearing a mask without a lanyard. Mask wearers constantly break the rules of social distancing as they think it is not necessary with a mask on. They touch they faces, don't wear them properly, reuse masks or drop them on the ground! Pointless and wasteful! Your aggressive tone is quite disturbing frankly
11/01/2021 19:18:41 5 6
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It's simple, if someone gets aggressive and kicks off , the police are called and the offending person is arrested and fined £10000, make it painful for the obnoxious few amongst us.
11/01/2021 20:04:59 3 5
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absolutely, its not rocket science, selfish people need policed by any means that works
11/01/2021 20:21:46 1 3
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It is funny how the supermarkets will tell people to put shirts on and take motorbike helmets off..but they cant tell people to put a mask on. They should just refuse service at the tills. Calling and waiting for the police can take up to a couple of hours.
11/01/2021 20:23:39 12 2
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Sounds a tad draconian to me. Next you will be asking for a firing squad at dawn?
11/01/2021 20:51:10 1 0
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Pub/restaurant staff have had to Police it for months before being closed again. Also had to get one person from each table to track and trace to as a legal requirement.
11/01/2021 20:49:31 0 1
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Simple to deal with, if they refuse and insist on being violent, police get called.
I have helped throw out some horrible people from a deli, now have coffee for £1 from the owners who are lovely people and donot deserve a******** in ther place of work.
11/01/2021 20:57:29 0 0
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you do realise the Army are just people - they aren't some super human species - unless you have a total disregard for them and see them as disposable - there is no reason why we can't offer other people those jobs
11/01/2021 20:57:38 8 1
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unbelievable, army on the streets of the UK enforcing anything, we really are going down the pan!
11/01/2021 20:57:46 1 0
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does that include all demonstrators
11/01/2021 20:50:47 6 0
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why stop there, why not execute them on the spot...and when we are still in lockdown at the end of the year, then what?
11/01/2021 21:20:37 3 2
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Thank you for saying what I was thinking. My husband is a key worker and what the public may not realise is yes, shops can decide who enters their store but do not have legal enforcement powers over people wearing masks and socially distancing. They are not paid to be police, police are. If you don't like how a shop is operating, leave. Don't create a scene over something staff can't control.
11/01/2021 21:22:29 3 0
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"The police are the public and the public are the police"

Our whole legal system is founded on it.

Its not unreasonable for Shop security to effectively do their jobs and enforce the rules. Is it unreasonable for them to deal with anti-social behaviour? Police shoplifting?

Whats the point of them if otherwise?

One of the problems of this country is you cant say boo to a goose.
11/01/2021 21:18:23 2 1
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Fantastic I agree it’s the only way some will adhere to the rules , but they will be there with their arms out wanting the vaccine.
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11/01/2021 21:51:57 2 0
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Totally agree.

Aggressive people aggressive about everything. As shop worker I can tell you it’s not worth saying anything. You will be threatened at best, spat at or other potential violence too. For barely above minimum wage.....

What is wrong with these people anyway, what’s so hard about giving each other space.
11/01/2021 21:52:33 3 0
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Wishing for the army is not the answer, we are not a dictatorship, the only way lockdown works is by assent of the people. If you have ever been to places where solders on the streets are the norm, you would not be so authoritarian in your way of thinking about this, the grass is always greener, so they say, trouble is it rarely is.
11/01/2021 21:58:02 0 4
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Absolutely. Stop treating this like a minor anti-social behaviour incident. This behaviour is killing people in their thousands.
11/01/2021 22:23:03 2 2
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Absolute rubbish, try reading up on the science, and the BBC will be no use for that.
11/01/2021 22:24:26 1 1
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You won't get the army doing it as you will get so much pushback on that here. But there are heavy fines and prison sentences now. A family friend is a Magistrate and has issued fines in the thousands and also jail time.
11/01/2021 22:46:19 2 1
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Achtung!!!!!
11/01/2021 22:49:53 3 0
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Are we talking about the UK or a totalitarian communist state?
11/01/2021 23:25:15 0 0
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If supermarket staff are expected to police this, then pay them the same rate as police, otherwise call the police, who seem to like issuing tickets. The money raised could go to the NHS.
11/01/2021 23:43:37 3 1
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Presumably you dream of living in the old Soviet Union
12/01/2021 00:22:13 1 0
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Funniest thing I’ve read today. Unless you are actually serious. Not quite sure
12/01/2021 00:48:39 1 0
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You are mental. Have you heard your rhetoric. 98% survival rate, in Wales only 1.45% of the population have tested positive..if you have comorbidities then yes, stay at home but if not the stats clearly indicate you'll be fine. Do your research
11/01/2021 23:57:20 0 0
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Pointless sending someone to court.Was in court recently for someone, sat at back of court where public can sit.I was only one with a mask on.Magistrate, prosecutor,solicitor,etc.Not one person in the judicial system was wearing a mask.No windows either.
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11/01/2021 17:16:32 116 54
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Great News!

I saw a healthy looking 35 year old woman in Tesco today not bothering to wear one.

It's not fair on the shop workers to expect them to do it.

They should just get CCTV and using their till payment details let the police fine them.

£500 sounds about right.
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11/01/2021 17:19:54 97 44
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Not all disabilities or illnesses are visible.
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11/01/2021 17:22:50 24 17
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right, so if you have anxiety about wearing a mask then you dont go into the shop
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11/01/2021 17:38:13 7 18
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True but say, mental illness, that won't be worsened by wearing a a mask. If it is, then you wouldn't put yourself in a position where you'd need to wear one, such as a shop for example.
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11/01/2021 17:43:25 16 10
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Easy get a fine and prove you are exempt from wearing a mask! Then OK. But if you are so ill you can't wear a face mask, what the hell are you doing going out shopping! You should be at home! Not difficult is it, just evil creatures. Yes I have seen them, makes me sick!
11/01/2021 18:38:52 5 5
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Nor is COVID but you'll know when you are on an oxygen mask in hospital with it. I have COPD but can still wear a mask for 10 mins - if not, order in.
Suz
11/01/2021 19:05:12 7 8
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Oh I suffer from anxiety I can't wear a face covering, blah, blah blah. It all we ever hear cant do this cant do that, how about what people can do. I don't like wearing a face covering but I do when I need to go shopping.
11/01/2021 18:35:35 6 7
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Still not an excuse not to wear a clear faceshield.

Only excuse could be is not caring for others.
11/01/2021 22:00:37 2 0
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But they can be evidenced.
Joe
11/01/2021 23:02:01 0 1
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They should wear an exemption badge.
11/01/2021 23:25:06 3 1
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Neither are the C-19 virus particles that you could be spreading about.
If you can't wear a mask, don't go into a shop, just like don't drive if you have poor eyesight
12/01/2021 00:29:34 1 1
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Agree and no one wants to be challenged when they are shopping. No one has the right to ask what the disability is
12/01/2021 02:24:03 0 1
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Yes, that's why we have exemption forms which you can show staff.
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11/01/2021 17:20:03 9 46
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Won't be going there then.
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11/01/2021 17:21:04 24 5
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The other customers will be relived...
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SLR
11/01/2021 17:21:30 9 3
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Fantastic. We shall all be safe from reckless pests like you.
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11/01/2021 17:21:43 8 5
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Good. Safer for everyone else. You won't be missed.
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11/01/2021 17:22:28 6 4
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Idiot!
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Den
11/01/2021 17:22:42 5 4
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Missing you already!
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11/01/2021 17:22:45 5 3
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Is that because you're a genius, steeeeeeeeeevoid?
And if the other shops do likewise, which they should, you can starve. Removed
11/01/2021 18:41:32 2 0
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I'm sure Morrisons will be able to survive without your purchases of erectile dysfunction remedies and haemorrhoid creams . . .
It's idiots like you that I wish covid on, you're a 1st class pillock Removed
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11/01/2021 17:16:00 23 15
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About bl00dy time too! They are usually always young men or women. Mostly wearing tracksuits or construction workers. These people are partly the reason why i cannot get NHS treatment for a routine op and the reason why my kid is not at school! I don't agree with mask wearing but if it's the rules then it's the rules! Fine these morons so we can get back to normal quicker! I am exempt but wear one
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11/01/2021 17:20:31 13 8
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So it's people not wearing masks that are the reason you can't have your op (and other people too) and the schools are closed, but you "don't agree with mask wearing".

Do you think you could have another think about it?
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11/01/2021 17:35:56 2 1
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Not sure this person can think straight at all!
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11/01/2021 17:20:32 12 3
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A year too late !!!
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11/01/2021 17:20:38 4 5
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World beating arrogace and idiocy.
Don't forget to saulte on your way in, heels together, hand flat, right arm elevated high in the air... Removed
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11/01/2021 17:20:42 1 2
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So the ones that cant be arsed to wear a mask, of course are extremely careful about hand washing / sanitising so cant be any risk of them handling items on the shelf and putting them back.
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11/01/2021 17:20:44 138 39
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About time. When are the other shops going to follow instead of making pathetic excuses just so they don't have to turn business away.
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11/01/2021 17:36:57 35 6
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Back in the good old days, before the pandemic started, it was already difficult to find enough security staff (at the wages they are paid). Sometimes we had no-one, there were none available.
11/01/2021 22:55:30 0 1
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IF it is as you claim, the most vulnerable are the staff themselves, as they face the public for 8 hours + day 7 days a week, I've yet to hear of any store closing down because all their staff have died of covid. Same for Schools and Universities, anyone with an ounce of reason would be questioning the myths put about, it kills the elderly sick, but not doomhaven 175's very elderly sick mother.
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11/01/2021 17:20:45 77 28
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Sadly, the actions of some people in the current situation no longer surprise me. Refusing to wear a mask is just another on the list of idiocy.
11/01/2021 22:41:03 9 7
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If all the people who dont wear masks die in the next month, then this will free up spaces for vaccines and we should get vaccinated sooner!!
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11/01/2021 17:20:45 222 27
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Half the idiots who are wearing them, have them covering their chins.
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11/01/2021 17:59:06 268 31
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They're mostly just attention seekers. 'Everybody look at me!' If you told them no one was allowed to wear masks then they'd put one on. Some emotional deficiency from childhood, no doubt.
11/01/2021 19:27:45 2 10
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“Idiots”? I can spot one.
11/01/2021 19:44:48 7 0
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Yep, the mouth breathers who don't bother covering their nose, you couldn't make it up.
11/01/2021 19:48:40 4 4
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Inside the shops, or outdoors where one isn't needed at all?
11/01/2021 20:46:24 4 1
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Chin diapers.
11/01/2021 21:28:14 2 0
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We call them gillbreathers??
12/01/2021 08:50:17 0 0
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If they are not wearing them on their chin they are wearing them with their nose sticking out the top. Who would have thought we breathe though our noses!
CJ
12/01/2021 13:43:30 0 0
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The worse culprits are those who do not follow mark etiquette. Clean hands before and after mask on/off. Store mask in sterile/clean bag not a dirty handbag or pocket. Do not fiddle with mask when shopping and then touch goods hence spreading Covid. Visor is useless as just diverts air flow from mouth. Also keeping 2m distance not right up next to someone at the loose produce aisle!
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11/01/2021 17:20:50 81 38
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Quite right this should have been done months ago !! There is ZERO medical or any other reason for not wearing a mask because or the risk to others . Imagine being next to someone in a supermarket who is knowingly or unknowingly infected and not wearing a mask ?? Get someone else to do your shopping if its that big a deal
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11/01/2021 17:30:54 42 74
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And you're qualified to pass judgement on people's medical conditions, how, exactly?
Because you do understand there are man, many perfectly legitimate reasons as to why some people cannot wear masks. You do understand that, don't you?
Shut your mouth. The law says there is so there is. Come to me and I will make you exempt personally. Removed
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11/01/2021 17:46:54 7 22
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There os also ZERO medical evidence that masks work
11/01/2021 20:57:38 4 8
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Or YOU could just stay at home instead of gracing the world with your paranoia about catching covid. YOU get someone else to do YOUR shopping! You could even use the time at home to educate yourself on hidden disabilities as your ignorance is disgusting and you are clearly clueless on something you smugly act like you know so much about!
12/01/2021 08:44:00 0 0
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You are wrong. There are plenty of reasons which should be obvious to you, but if not feel free to read the official guidance.
Don't forget to saulte on your way in, heels together, hand flat, right arm elevated high in the air... Removed
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11/01/2021 17:20:51 1 2
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Get a grip, you fool. Or do you prefer being part of the problem?
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11/01/2021 17:19:34 10 17
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Legally if you are exempt you do not have to provide proof of exemption. To deny someone entry on that basis is discrimination. The SI on face coverings makes this quite clear. https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/791/made
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If you have a genuine medical condition you wont mind being asked to provide proof. The time for sparing peoples hurt feelings is over.
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Perhaps, in the spirit of your view, you would kindly post here your confidential medical records. If it's good enough for you to demand it of others...
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Supermarket staff should set an example by wearing masks themselves. I constantly see them chattering closely together, no masks, no gloves, and in Morrisons you cannot even wash your hands properly as the tap only runs for 10 seconds and you have to hold it down with one hand while rinsing the other, hardly hygienic as many people will have had to do the same. I've complained over & over.
Don't forget to saulte on your way in, heels together, hand flat, right arm elevated high in the air... Removed
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Won't be going there then.
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The other customers will be relived...
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11/01/2021 17:24:38 1 2
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lol
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11/01/2021 17:25:37 2 7
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Good!

What will it take...how many daily infections will it take for you moronic sheep to realise ...

They don't make a scrap of difference!!
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11/01/2021 17:21:04 65 15
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Good! But I hope they also stop the idiots who wear a mask over their mouth but still leave their nose exposed, how stupid are they?
11/01/2021 20:20:03 12 2
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very
11/01/2021 21:58:49 1 0
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Alas your right,but since you have 10 thumbs down, this virus is going to be with us for years to come.
Why was a jihadi given asylum.He becomes a repeat criminal offender then decides to kill three men in a park in reading. Who let him in the uk ? who let him stay? Who is being held accountable for these decisions.Apologies ; this has nothing to do with face masks but I am so mad at the people who take chances with our lives. They aren’t held responsible. Removed
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What's that got to do with the price of fish?
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11/01/2021 17:14:01 1639 227
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Well done Morrison’s.
You have gained my custom.
Now Lidl,Aldi,Tesco etc need to follow.
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where I am Lidl is brilliant. A support 'heavy' ( he's a nice guy actually' but looks th e part)provides back up if needed
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11/01/2021 17:41:09 19 6
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Glad to hear it. It’s a pity it isn’t happening in my area
11/01/2021 18:34:16 2 5
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Really.i understood from Lidl customer service that's it's down to the police.
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11/01/2021 17:21:08 20 6
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About time, mask wearing has been law for months. Why has this taken so long.
11/01/2021 18:24:27 6 0
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Since July last year.
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11/01/2021 17:21:08 7 7
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All people should be made to wear a mask. Keep back some supermarket delivery slots for those who medically can't wear a mask and then make it compulsory for everyone in an indoor setting. I don't see why someone's autism allows them to go around killing people because masks make them uncomfortable. If you can't wear one stay at home.
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11/01/2021 17:24:54 2 1
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Spot on.
11/01/2021 18:56:53 1 0
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Broadly speaking, I agree. But, imagine you have an autistic child, you haven't been able to get a delivery slot, you have to go out to buy food but there isn't anyone to leave the child with . . . ? I imagine it's hard enough to get a "normal" child (whatever that is?) to wear a mask properly, let alone one with additional challenges...? Just a little compassion and common sense from everyone.
Has to be done. Too many Covidiots out there. No mask, no service. You don’t have the right to infect people because you need attention. If you can’t breathe with a mask then time to shield Removed
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I agree.
True claims can be substantiated. My son has an official letter allowing him to leave home more than once a day. If you don't have an official letter, your excuse is not valid.
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My wife runs a nail salon (now closed again) but she would have folk refusing to wear mask, stubbing their ciggies out and saying they don’t wear masks as they can’t breathe...so you should avoid companies where there’s strong substances and odours present.

It’s all for attention. If you have a condition then you are taking proper precautions
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11/01/2021 17:31:12 27 9
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I got an "official letter" once, say my dog ate my homework.
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"My son has an official letter allowing him to leave home more than once a day."

True exemptions can be substantiated, but
1: there's nothing in law about leaving home more than once a day, as long as it's necessary
2: do those who would need to issue evidence have the capacity to do so for everyone who genuinely needs it (is it just going to swamp doctors)
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11/01/2021 17:39:51 60 8
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Your son has an 'official letter'? From whom? His mummy?

No such thing exists.
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11/01/2021 17:41:23 42 4
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@"True claims can be substantiated. My son has an official letter allowing him to leave home more than once a day. If you don't have an official letter, your excuse is not valid"
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The law doesn't agree with you. There is no legal requirement for official proof or letter in order for any legally valid 'excuse' to be valid.
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11/01/2021 17:41:52 13 24
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there's no medical need to leave home more than once a day, you're just making it up. anyone can stay at home ALL THE TIME
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11/01/2021 17:45:21 23 2
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That’s nice. My Doctors have categorically refused because they haven’t got the capacity to do that, deal with vaccines and provide other care.
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11/01/2021 17:45:30 11 8
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Total bull. You are the danger to society you just can't see it.
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11/01/2021 17:53:41 11 5
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It isn't against the law to leave your home more than once a day and there is no requirement to carry any proof of facial covering exemption in the UK so please stop with your smug musings.
11/01/2021 18:08:15 3 1
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Absolute rubbish!!
11/01/2021 18:27:11 10 2
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Absolutely! There are a few genuine medical conditions which preclude wearing a mask but to the vast majority of people who claim "I don't need to wear one, I've got asthma" - if you're so debilitated that you can't wear a mask then you shouldn't be able to walk around the shop. I know people with CPD who can manage to wear a mask - and choose to - for their and others' safety
11/01/2021 18:36:41 6 3
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Do you realise how utterly insane you sound? An "official" has to authorise you leaving the house? Hahahaha
11/01/2021 19:08:36 1 6
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How they are going to prove you’ve been out more than ince a day?
11/01/2021 19:22:17 4 1
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He doesn't need a letter (not that one exists) to leave home more than once a day. As long as you are out for a permitted reason you can leave home as many times as you like under the law.
11/01/2021 19:42:00 5 5
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Wow, staggering the amount of people willing to give up their civil liberties and think it's ok. You really think it's good to only be ALLOWED out with a letter?
If this is all genuine why are people, experts in their field, being silenced?
11/01/2021 20:43:57 1 3
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What official letter? stop virtue signalling
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11/01/2021 21:25:51 1 1
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Clueless
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I think the supermarkets should dip into those record profits and hire a private security firm to be present. I know if I was a Morrisons worker asked to do this I would not be challenging the 6ft 6 bodybuilder who tells me he wont be putting a mask on.
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11/01/2021 17:19:49 19 2
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I've seen similar in local Sainsburys. The lone security guard doesn't get paid enough to deal with the potential outcome of such a situation.
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They are not`banning` people. They are saying people cannot shop there without masks at the moment. Ly.ing again B.BC.
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11/01/2021 17:20:01 6 1
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That's a very minor detail. Anti-BBC agenda there?
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11/01/2021 17:21:17 370 50
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I have a neighbour who smokes 40 a day. He is a benefit cheat (100% definitely). He is on every hand out going including disability. He goes with his daughter to the local shop 2-3 times a day. She wears a mask, he refuses claiming exemption. He COULD wait outside whilst she goes in but likes playing the victim and will not.

Same bloke has ignored lockdown from the very beginning.
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11/01/2021 17:23:53 372 18
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Perhaps you should report him then, if you feel so strongly about it.
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11/01/2021 17:24:59 38 33
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Is he a witch too?

Burn him.
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11/01/2021 17:25:12 29 5
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Thousands like that I’m certain.
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Yet he’s still alive. So not so dangerous after all.
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11/01/2021 17:25:25 26 3
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I doubt that he is unique either.
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11/01/2021 17:25:34 74 5
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Assume you have carried out your civic and moral duty and reported said individual for his benefits cheating?
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11/01/2021 17:27:34 70 7
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If you are so certain/can prove he is a fraud then report him.
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11/01/2021 17:27:40 15 2
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"exceedingly good". Well done
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11/01/2021 17:29:03 17 7
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Nature may intervene if he insists on socialising ??
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11/01/2021 17:30:14 55 5
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Presumably you have reported
https://www.gov.uk/report-benefit-fraud
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11/01/2021 17:30:52 59 3
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Report him to DWP then please
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11/01/2021 17:38:36 15 2
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Report him then. It can be done on a Government website for Benefit fraud.
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11/01/2021 17:43:24 22 3
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"He is a benefit cheat (100% definitely)."

This bit in brackets is basically a way of saying "I don't know 100% for sure".
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11/01/2021 17:57:45 5 1
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This does highlight the short comings of the care in the community.

Perhaps you could speak to his carer? He is clearly very unwell, or just too stupid to process the whole deal, and needs help. Perhaps that is why he daughter (The carer?) is with him all the time?

Sadly, there are many out there like him.
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11/01/2021 17:55:46 25 3
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Please report him. People like him have made claiming disability benefits very hard for people like me who are actually disabled!
11/01/2021 18:27:45 2 1
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He sounds like a Stoke supporter & as Mr Kipling cakes are made in Stoke I'm guessing he probably is!
11/01/2021 18:35:31 22 2
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I have no idea why more than one person ever needs to go into a supermarket and that annoys me more than masks. Mum, Dad, two kids - not only do they risk more spread of infection, they also take up space making it more difficult to socially distance. Very selfish behaviour.
11/01/2021 18:59:09 14 21
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A person's entitlement to benefits has nothing to do with it and is not something you can work out from looking at them. You are despicable.
11/01/2021 19:10:55 2 1
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Give a him a good dig in the ribcage then!
11/01/2021 19:17:23 7 2
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Dob him in then.
This comment reply section is really illuminating. So many mini-collaborators here. 'Report him then.' 'Dob him in'.

I worry for this country. If some version of the Nazis ever managed to successfully invade this country, these are the exact type of people who would report your 'suspicious' behaviour to the occupying force because you're 'endangering' their 'safety' and 'security'.
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I've got one of those at my shop too. His reason for exemption?(which he also refuses to prove) " it causes him distress to put on and remove it". He is now refused access and has to collect his paper from an outside box I installed
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11/01/2021 19:58:09 10 9
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You're exceptionally well informed about your neighbour's business. Do you monitor his bowel movements too?
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Where do you live? Castle Barnard?
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p.s. why are your cakes exceedingly small cakes?
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He must be doing something right if he’s still alive.
11/01/2021 20:39:25 1 1
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Send him some exceedingly good cakes?
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And this is your business because?
11/01/2021 20:49:13 3 2
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Give him a hard slap then and report him to benefits people
11/01/2021 20:56:19 0 2
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And his name is ?
His address ?
11/01/2021 21:08:36 7 0
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Report him immediately. Tax payers money yours and mine
11/01/2021 21:08:47 5 0
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Why are you telling us when you should be telling the fraud office and the police, may I ask?
11/01/2021 21:09:20 6 5
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Local to me are some people with a second home, they drink wine every day and champagne. They travelled up from Kent as soon as lockdown was announced. They walk around the local shop with no mask and go in multiple times a day. But I’m sure they pay their taxes and don’t claim benefits so that’s all ok then. Muppet.
11/01/2021 21:18:17 0 1
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I also know someone that cheats, she uses crutches or a walking stick when local and on holiday, walks miles without them? She now says she can't wear a mask, but she has never had breathing problems and still walks miles? Hopefully she will be investigated soon?
11/01/2021 21:25:03 0 1
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Exactly whats wrong with this country
11/01/2021 21:27:59 1 1
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Dob him in
11/01/2021 21:48:22 1 0
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Shop him then to the local police
Why are you spouting a load of rubbish to try get attention like a seeker ? You know he is a Benefit Cheat do you ?? It wouldn't be a Work Cheat or TV Licence Dodger or Tax Dodger but just happens to be a Stereotype Benefit Cheat on Benefits does it ?? Come out with something more original next time pal some sheep like people might fall for it and listen but other don't. Bet he has sky TV as well Removed
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I know a few of them. Karma will catch up with them
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11/01/2021 17:21:17 17 7
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Wearing a facemask is one of the simple acts in doing your part to protect others and yourself, its almost a year now people, if you can prove you are exempt from wearing one then fine, if not then sorry your just being a rebel without a cause !
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11/01/2021 17:25:26 6 16
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How dou you "prove" you are exempt?
Doctors do not certify people, and I am not discussing my medical details with a member of the public or a shop employee.
Nor should I be asked to.
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11/01/2021 17:43:21 0 2
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Please read the actual law rather than making up bits to suit yourself.
The law makes it expressly clear that you do not have to provide proof of exemption. Indeed Doctors have been told they cannot issue such things.
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11/01/2021 17:21:22 5 3
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Morrisons in Blackburn need to sort staff out first, complained twice to the manager once two members of staff shaking hands and hugging, yesterday two stood face to face less than a meter apart only one was wearing a mask.
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11/01/2021 17:34:08 1 1
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Get a life
11/01/2021 19:06:08 0 0
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Maybe they live together?
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11/01/2021 17:20:03 9 46
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Won't be going there then.
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11/01/2021 17:21:30 9 3
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Fantastic. We shall all be safe from reckless pests like you.
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11/01/2021 17:16:32 116 54
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Great News!

I saw a healthy looking 35 year old woman in Tesco today not bothering to wear one.

It's not fair on the shop workers to expect them to do it.

They should just get CCTV and using their till payment details let the police fine them.

£500 sounds about right.
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