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In response to today’s (11 Sept) announcement from Welsh Government on face coverings, Wales TUC General Secretary Shavanah Taj said:

“We welcome Welsh Government’s decision to make face coverings mandatory in shops and other indoor spaces. This decision will help keep workers safe.

“The local lockdown in Caerphilly and the sharp rise in case numbers in other local authority areas demonstrates the severity of the threat that Covid 19 continues to pose.

“The Welsh Government should now also extend the mandatory use of face masks to secondary schools – in line with practice across the rest of the UK.

“We will continue to work closely with the Welsh Government and other partners through the new National Health and Safety forum to ensure that employers are meeting their obligations to keep their workers safe.”