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Face covering reminders to appear on road signs in Worcester City

Road signs with face covering reminder in Worcester City Published Friday, 24th July 2020

Heading out to the shops this weekend? New road signs around Worcester City are lighting up to remind us all to wear face coverings.

New guidelines from Central Government have come into force today which means shoppers will need to wear a face covering before going into a store. This is a new measure to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

Road signs across the city are reminding travellers to remember to wear face coverings in shops and public transport.

The traffic road signs are on major roads including the A449 in Claines, A38 in Perdiswell, A44 in Spetchley and the A38 Worcester Rd.

Alan Amos, Worcestershire County Council’s Cabinet Member with Responsibility of Highways said: “It’s important for all of us across Worcestershire to keep ourselves safe and follow the latest Government guidelines by wearing a face covering, whilst out shopping.”

“Our aim with these road traffic signs dotted around Worcester City is to encourage and remind the county by playing our part, we can help local businesses recover and encourage growth back into the community.”

Businesses in and around Worcestershire are encouraging shoppers to wear a face covering. Staff in stores have worked hard to ensure their premises are safe to shop in, and shoppers can help with this, by following the guidelines. 
Not everyone will have to wear a face covering, and the exemptions, along with other advice on keeping masks clean and how to safely remove them, is available on the Council's dedicated Coronavirus page.