Almost 50 kosher shops issue ban on customers entering without a mask

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Almost 50 kosher shops issue ban on customers entering without a mask

Delis, fishmongers, butchers and wine-sellers issue joint plea for customers to obey social distancing rules

Royal Meats in Stamford Hill (Credit: David Howard, Flickr)
Royal Meats in Stamford Hill (Credit: David Howard, Flickr)

Almost fifty kosher shops have announced a ban on customers entering without masks.

The move ‘effective immediately’ includes delis, takeaway restaurants, fishmongers and wine-sellers across Hackney and Haringey. 

This comes after concern about compliance with coronavirus restrictions in Stamford Hill, in wake of a JN investigation into breaches of the rules. 

Shared on Twitter by emergency ambulance service Hatzola, the message signed by the outlets says: “During these challenging times, we all need to make sure we’re doing our bit to help keep each other safe.”

Effective immediately, we will only allow customers who wear a face covering to enter our shop.”

If you are exempt, please wear a visible exemption badge, and when possible, a plastic face shield”.

On Sunday, Kosher Kingdom in Golders Green announced it had hired a well known Charedi singer Shloime Gertner to promote social distancing and compliance in its shops.

A spokesperson fro Hatzola said: “We are very pleased that local businesses are following the steps taken by major supermarkets and are banning people without masks from entering their shops. We all have a responsibility to keep everyone safe and it is encouraging to see so many businesses playing their part.”


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