Morrisons will ban customers not wearing a face mask from today onwards
To enter Morrisons, you will have to wear a face covering - unless medically exempt
Supermarket chain Morrisons has vowed to ban customers flouting face mask rules from today onwards.
In a statement, Morrisons chief executive David Potts said: "Those who are offered a face covering and decline to wear one won't be allowed to shop at Morrisons unless they are medically exempt.
"Our store colleagues are working hard to feed you and your family, please be kind."
The move comes amidst pressure from unions representing supermarket workers.
Usdaw, the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers, said it has been "inundated" with complaints from shop workers extremely concerned for their safety.
Supermarket workers told Usdaw they felt "deeply concerned" with the number of shoppers not adhering to face mask rules.
Usdaw general secretary Paddy Lillis said: "Retail staff are working with the public every day and not only suffer increased abuse, but are deeply worried about catching Covid-19.
"Where safety measures are agreed, retailers need to make sure that they are being followed consistently, in every store.
"We are also very concerned by reports that too many customers are not following necessary safety measures like social distancing, wearing a face covering and only shopping for essential items.
"These key workers must be valued, respected and protected."