P-05-998 Wearing of face masks/coverings to be mandatory in shops



P-05-998 Wearing of face masks/coverings to be mandatory in shops


This petition was submitted by Matthew Engstrom having collected a total of 5,516 signatures.


Text of Petition:                     

I currently work in retail and despite a very comprehensive effort from my employer the safety measures in place are not enough if a customer decides to ignore the rules. Making it mandatory for the use of face coverings inside shops would be a fair and effective way of further protecting staff and customers.


Additional Information

Wearing of face coverings in shops will help prevent the transmission of Covid 19 and alongside social distancing and hygiene efforts will further protect staff and customers.




This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 15/09/2020.


The Committee considered the petition for the first time alongside P-05-1005 Make sure face masks in shops do not become compulsory and agreed to:

·         write back to the Minister asking for further clarification relating to concerns about enforcement and certification for those exempt from wearing face coverings; and

·         close the petition in light of the fact that wearing a face covering in shops has recently  been made compulsory in Wales.


Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 15/09/2020.


Senedd Constituency and Region

  • Pontypridd
  • South Wales Central


Further information



Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

First published: 07/09/2020



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