Tamworth Police say they will be carrying out face mask spot checks at shops in the town.
The warning has been issued by PCSO John Horton who says while understanding it may be easy to become complacent it is more important than ever to continue wearing face coverings at work or in a shop, unless exempt, and adhere to social distancing and government guidelines.
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PCSO Horton of Staffordshire Police said: “We appreciate that as the current lockdown continues it’s easy to become complacent about the current safety measures and guidelines.
“Please ensure if you are going out for work or to the shops for essential items that unless you are exempt, you are wearing a face covering and are abiding by current social distancing guidelines.
“We will be doing shop spot checks during our shifts to see how shops are coping with their community in regards to wearing their masks. Staff are now approaching more shoppers asking them politely if they are not exempt to wear a mask to help keep not only them safe, but others who are around them.
“I understand that the face masks are not the most comfortable things to wear, however they are in place to help protect our communities, so they need to be worn indoors when out and about unless you have a medical exemption.
“Let’s all do our part in our community and help keep everyone safe.”