Shoppers In Clare Embrace New Rules Making Face Masks Mandatory

Shoppers in Clare are being urged to adhere to news guidelines making face masks mandatory in retail settings.

From today, people could be fined 2,500 euro for failing to wear a face-covering in shops and shopping centres or face time in jail.

The new rules also apply to indoor retail settings including hairdressers, libraries and cinemas, though children under 13 and people with a disability or physical or mental illness are exempt.

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It’s up to retailers to enforce the rules, and the Justice Minister says Gardaí will be called in as a last resort.

President of Ennis Chamber, Allen Flynn says in light of recent COVID-19 case numbers, retailers need customers to comply.

These shoppers have been telling Clare FM’s Michael Glynn how they feel about masks becoming mandatory in retail settings today.