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Aldi confirms rule changes for Welsh shoppers as Wales moves to alert level zero

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Aldi has updated its rules for Welsh stores as Wales moves to alert level zero.

On Saturday, August 7 nearly all restrictions were lifted across the country following First Minister Mark Drakeford’s latest announcement. You can read his speech in full here.

Not all measures were relaxed, however, including face coverings which will remain a legal requirement on public transport and in shops. You can read the things you still can’t do as Wales enters alert level zero here.

The Welsh Government said: “Face coverings will continue to be required in most indoor public places in Wales, including on public transport, in shops and in healthcare settings. There will be exemptions for people who cannot wear them, as there are currently.”

This is different to England, where the Government scrapped the legal requirement to wear face coverings in indoor settings or on public transport on July 19.

Following the news many supermarkets responded, you can read what Tesco, Asda and Morrisons said here.

And now Aldi has updated its rules with a fresh statement on their website.

It reads: “From 7 August in Wales and 9 August in Scotland, social distancing will no longer be required. However, the wearing of a face covering in public or crowded places will remain.

“To ensure the safety of you and our colleagues, you are required to wear a face covering when shopping in store. Our hand sanitiser and cleaning stations remain in stores to use. Thank you for your co-operation and shopping responsibly.”

Aldi are still asking customers to respect each other’s space when shopping and also outline the quietest time to shop on their website, currently that is still between 7pm and 10pm.



Aldi Store in Strathaven

Aldi confirms rule changes for Welsh shoppers as Wales moves to alert level 0

And while face masks remain mandatory on public transport and in shops, they are no longer a requirement in hospitality settings.

The Welsh Government explains why you have to wear masks in shops and on public transport but not in pubs here.

Wondering how long you’ll have to wear face masks in Wales? You can read more on this here.

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