‘Unrealistic and unfair’ to expect police to enforce face coverings in shops, says Police Federation

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Shoppers on Regent Street, as the Government confirms that it will soon be mandatory to wear a face mask in shops - Dominic Lipinski/PA
Shoppers on Regent Street, as the Government confirms that it will soon be mandatory to wear a face mask in shops – Dominic Lipinski/PA

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‘Unrealistic and unfair’ to patrol the aisles

Police have raised concerns that enforcing face mask rules in shops is “unrealistic and unfair,” if shoppers refuse to wear face coverings in England.

The Police Federation, representing rank and file officers, said it was “unrealistic and unfair” to expect them to patrol the aisles looking for people breaking the coronavirus regulations.

John Apter, chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales, said: “Policing the wearing of face coverings in shops can’t be a priority because we simply don’t have the resources.”

He added: “Only as this last resort should the police get involved.

“To expect my colleagues to be policing the

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Face mask rules will deter shoppers, retailers fear

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Retailers have criticised the move to enforce mandatory face coverings in shops, suggesting it may act as a “deterrent” for younger shoppers.

Peter Cowgill, executive chairman of JD Sports, said he was “surprised” by the timing of the Government’s announcement, which he said had come at the “back end” of the pandemic.

Mr Cowgill added he suspected face coverings could act as a “deterrent” for younger customers.

Police chiefs also voiced their concerns with enforcement of the new measures described as “nigh-on impossible”. Ken Marsh, chairman of the Metropolitan Police Federation, said the situation facing officers was “absolutely absurd”.

It comes as police in England are set to be given new powers to enforce the wearing of face masks in all shops, the Government is set to announce on Tuesday.

The Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 will be amended to allow police

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Travelers To NY Must Now Complete Health Form Or Face $2,000 Fine

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NEW YORK STATE — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that New York would take stricter measures to track people who come into the state from areas with high coronavirus infection rates. People coming to New York from high-infection areas will have to complete a traveler health form, or face a summons and fines of up to $2,000.

Beginning July 14, travelers to New York from 19 states will have to fill out a State Department of Health traveler form, which will be distributed by airlines prior to and upon boarding or disembarking. New York state enforcement teams will be stationed at airports across the state to ensure passengers have filled out the forms. The form is also available online.

The form asks for traveler’s names, how they came to New York, what their final destination in the state is, if they have been in states with high rates of infection in

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Michael Gove says face masks should not be mandatory in shops in England

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Customers wear face masks while shopping in Islington - Hollie Adams/Getty Images
Customers wear face masks while shopping in Islington – Hollie Adams/Getty Images
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Michael Gove has said that face masks should not be made mandatory inside shops in England because “it is always best to trust people’s common sense”.

But he added that he would encourage people to don a face covering when inside in public, particularly in places with poor ventilation. 

“I think that it is basic good manners, courtesy and consideration, to wear a face mask if you are, for example, in a shop,” Mr Gove, a Cabinet Minister, told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show this morning. 

His comments come amid growing calls for the Government to introduce stricter guidance on face coverings, after Scotland made masks mandatory in shops on Friday. There are now roughly 120 countries across the globe with similar policies.

On Friday, Boris Johnson was pictured wearing a face

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After an online offseason, Bears face a new batch of complications as they prepare for training camp

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CHICAGO — When Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano packed up his office at Halas Hall in March, he had no idea he would spend the next four months figuring out how to run a defense from his computer at home.

Like most of the rest of the world, the coronavirus pandemic forced Bears coaches to adapt to an online environment, connecting with and teaching their players from afar. Pagano will return to team facilities in late July with a new set of digital capabilities.

“From a tech standpoint, I’m off the charts for a guy that’s going to be 60 in October,” Pagano said. “I feel like I’m way more tech savvy than I’ve ever been.”

Now, as Matt Nagy, Pagano and the rest of the Bears coaches prepare for a training camp unlike any they’ve held before, adaptability still will be key.

A whole new batch of complications

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Pandemic Changes the Face of Pop-Ups

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As retail reopens around the U.S., pop-ups are popping up more than ever.

For the past few years, these temporary retail spaces were all the rage for companies seeking a relatively inexpensive way to test the brick-and-mortar waters. The strategy was so successful with both brands and landlords that pop-ups were pervasive on seemingly every street in urban areas around the country.

Then the pandemic hit and all retail locations were forced to close, including pop-ups. Now that brick-and-mortar sites have begun reopening, the landscape is markedly different. Consumers are still wary of going back to stores as the coronavirus continues to have a profound effect on the way we live our lives. Retailers have had to institute wide-scale changes in how they operate to convince customers that it’s safe for them to return — masks, gloves, Plexiglass shields, constant disinfecting of high-touch

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Where to Buy Face Masks Online That Are Stylish

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The fashion world is stepping up in a time of need: Countless companies are now making, selling and donating non-medical grade face masks for daily protection from COVID-19.

Demand for cloth face mask options has soared in recent months, in part because the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) masks in public settings to help slow the spread of COVID-19. PPE masks are usually made from breathable a fabric like cotton and differ from a surgical mask and N95 respirators that experts say should be reserved for health care workers who are caring for the sick.

In times of crisis, it’s heartwarming to see companies we love giving back using the tools and skills they know best. Nordstrom, the largest employer of tailors in the country, has trained its alterations teams to make face masks to distribute to health care workers, while designer

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Try This 60-Second Hack to Make Your Face Mask Fit Better

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Photo credit: TikTok
Photo credit: TikTok

From Woman’s Day

Wearing a mask in public is basically the norm these days (or at least, it should be). But let’s be real, surgical masks aren’t perfect. Namely, they can have a loose fit and allow potentially infected particles to get to your nose and mouth.

Well, dentist Olivia Cuid, M.D., has a hack for making surgical masks fit better over your face, and it’s genius. (BTW: This can work for cloth face masks, too.)

Cuid shared the hack in a TikTok that’s already racked up 395,000 views. With a surgical-style mask, “the sides of your face are left very exposed to the outside,” Cuid points out. So, she recommends this trick:

  • Fold your mask in half

  • Tie a knot with the ear loops on each side as close as possible to the mask

  • Open up your mask

  • There will be a little opening on the

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This Dentist’s 60-Second Hack to Make Your Face Mask Fit Better Is Going Viral

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When 2020 began, most Americans likely didn’t anticipate a reality in which we’d all be wearing (or should be wearing!) a face mask while out in public. But that’s the reality of life in the age of coronavirus. In some cities and counties, face masks are required in any place where you are not able to safely social distance. 

The facial coverings are, of course, recommended by the CDC to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, but anyone who’s attempted to wear a surgical mask can tell you that they don’t always fits properly. Enter dentist Olivia Cuid, who shared a 60-second mask hack on her TikTok that is now going viral. 

In the clip, Cuid shows you how to take a standard surgical mask and make it fit your face better—and it’s pretty fantastic. The video has already racked up over 400,000 views for good reason. “In absence of

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This 60-Second Hack to Make Your Face Mask Fit Better Is Going Viral on TikTok

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Photo credit: TikTok
Photo credit: TikTok

From Prevention

  • Dentist Olivia Cuid, M.D., shared a new hack for making your surgical mask fit better.

  • She demonstrated the trick in a TikTok video that quickly went viral.

  • The video was shared and reposted by both Katie Couric and Kristen Bell.

Wearing a mask in public is basically the norm these days (or at least, it should be). But let’s be real, surgical masks aren’t perfect. Namely, they can have a loose fit and allow potentially infected particles to get to your nose and mouth.

Well, dentist Olivia Cuid, M.D., has a hack for making surgical masks fit better over your face, and it’s genius. (BTW: This can work for cloth face masks, too.)

Cuid shared the hack in a TikTok that’s already racked up 395,000 views. With a surgical-style mask, “the sides of your face are left very exposed to the outside,” Cuid points out.

Read More