People in England are being advised to wear face coverings in some enclosed spaces.
The government guidance said: “If you can, wear a face covering in an enclosed space where social distancing isn’t possible and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet.
“This is most relevant for short periods in crowded areas, for example on public transport or in some shops.”
Scots are also advised to wear them in shops and on public transport.
Now some of the major supermarkets have updated customers and staff on whether they should be wearing face masks in-store, Kent Live reports.
Tesco has been working closely with government advice to ensure social distancing measures are in place in-store.
The supermarket highlighted that face masks should be worn in enclosed places, but they have implemented measures to ensure everyone can keep a safe distance.
However, staff have access to face masks, gloves and face visors if they choose to wear them.
Aldi has not made it obligatory for customers to wear face coverings.
The budget supermarket has said it’s up to each individual customer wear one.
However, they are available for staff should they choose to wear them.
A spokesman for Aldi said: “In line with government guidance, face masks are being provided for colleagues to wear if they choose to.”
Similarly, Lidl also has face visors and masks available for staff if they wish to use them.
For customers looking for advice regarding facemarks, Lidl has referred to the British Retail Consortium (BRC) statement.
Andrew Opie, director of food & sustainability at the BRC said: “Retailers do not require customers to wear face coverings in-store”.
A spokesman for Co-Op said: “The use of face coverings is not mandatory in our stores as we continue to follow government guidance and encourage rigorous social-distancing measures in our stores.
“We have introduced floor markers and we’ve closed some till points to help encourage safe distances and we’re limiting the number of customers in stores at busy times.
“These measures along with good hygiene and the implementation of protective ‘sneeze’ screens at checkouts, are ways we can keep our customers and colleagues safe.
“Face coverings are available to our frontline colleagues.”
M&S has said that it’s up to each individual customer if they want to wear a face covering.
Members of staff can also choose whether or not to wear a face visor.
These have reportedly been available for staff since the beginning of April.
Sainsbury’s has also referred to the BRS statement.
A spokesman for the supermarket said: “Masks are available for all our colleagues who wish to use them while they work or travel to their place of work.”
Alternatively, members of staff can also choose to wear their own face coverings or masks.
Iceland has made face masks available to all store colleagues, but their can make their own choice on whether they want to wear them.
For customers, Iceland referred to the stamens from BRC.
Asda has also said that it’s up to each individual customer whether they want to wear face masks or not.
A spokesman said: “We are complying with all government guidelines and we welcome customers wearing face masks or not.
“Our colleagues all have the option of wearing face masks which we have supplied and the colleagues in clinical settings (pharmacy and optical) have been required to wear masks since the start of the pandemic as per the government guidelines on clinical workers.”