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Sector
Consumer Defensives
Size
Large Cap
Market Cap £6.58bn
Enterprise Value £11.85bn
Revenue £29.05bn
Position in Universe 154th / 1781

UPDATE 1-Britain's Tesco to encourage mask wearing after July 19

Thu 15th July, 2021 11:46am
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    LONDON, July 15 (Reuters) - Tesco  TSCO.L , Britain's
biggest retailer, will encourage both staff and customers to
continue to wear face coverings from July 19 when new government
rules state it will be a matter of personal choice, it said on
Thursday.
    Despite a surge in cases, the government is removing most
COVID-19 restrictions from next Monday in England after a rapid
vaccine rollout appeared to weaken the link between infection
rates and deaths.
    As part of the new rules Prime Minister Boris Johnson has
said people in England should use their own judgement about
whether to wear masks, leading to different ministers and
different public services giving different answers as to what
the best approach would be.
    "We’re asking our customers and colleagues to be on the safe
side, and so from 19 July we’ll be encouraging our colleagues to
wear face coverings whilst they work and encouraging our
customers to do the same when they shop with us," Tesco said.
    On Wednesday, Sainsbury's  SBRY.L , Britain's second largest
supermarket group, announced the same policy.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL1N2OQ2B7
    Tesco said it will continue to have other safety measures in
place in stores, including limiting the number of people in
store at any time, protective screens at every checkout, hand
sanitiser stations and regular cleaning. 

 (Reporting by James Davey; editing by Alistair Smout and Elaine
Hardcastle)
 ((james.davey@thomsonreuters.com))
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