RGDATA has made representations to Government not to relax mandatory face mask regulations for certain groups as this will create further problems for shop owners and their staff in dealing with anti-maskers. RGDATA has highlighted this issue to the Government following media reports that the mandatory face mask rules may be relaxed for people who have been vaccinated.
“RGDATA has made the case for maintaining the mandatory face mask regulations in place until they can be relaxed for all groups. Shop owners and their staff are already having difficulties dealing with aggressive, anti-maskers who claim to have an exemption but refuse to show any proof. Relaxing the rules with regard to those who have been vaccinated will further exacerbate these issues. We have urged the Government to continue to apply the mandatory mask regulation in shops until it can be relaxed for all customers,” says Tara Buckley, Director General RGDATA.