Compliance relatively high in stores but some customers react badly to compulsory face mask rules
More accustomed to looking out for shoplifters, one security guard standing by the front door of Sainsbury’s in Colindale, north-west London, seemed ambivalent about his new role. “The reality is that we can’t stop everyone without a face mask from coming in,” he said.
The supermarket chain joined Morrisons last night in announcing that face coverings would now be compulsory in all of their stores. Sainsbury’s said specially trained security guards would be responsible for enforcing the policy, and Morrisons said customers who didn’t come with their own masks would be offered one to wear.