ABOUT MASKS  DO I HAVE TO WEAR ONE IN STORE - IT'S UP TO YOU !

It is unclear as a provider of optical glasses and sunglasses as to our status as we don't offer Medical services like eye testing, but within Opicians practices the following applies.

 

The wearing of face coverings in shops became compulsory in England from 24 July, though the regulations also set out a list of settings where a face covering is not mandatory, including premises providing “wholly or mainly medical services”, such as dentistry and optometry.

The College of Optometrists updated its guidance to align with the government regulations, though clinical adviser, Daniel Hardiman-McCartney, commented: “Although this means it won’t be possible to legally enforce the wearing of face coverings, we recommend practices encourage their patients to wear face covering unless the patients has an acceptable reason resulting in an exemption.”

Speaking to OT last week as the Government released the new rules, Dr Peter Hampson, AOP clinical director, emphasised: “The AOP’s opinion is that it is good practice to insist patients wear face coverings while in practice – to help protect everyone in the practice.

 

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