MORRISONS has confirmed customers who refuse to wear a mask without a medical exemption will be told to leave stores from Monday.

THE supermarket chain, with a store in Shrewsbury Road in Oswestry, will refuse entry to its shops to anyone who refuses to wear one.

Customers will be offered a face covering, but will only be permitted to shop in the stores without wearing one if they are medically exempt.

Chief executive of Morrisons, David Potts, has asked people to be considerate of staff when using the shops.

He said: “Those who are offered a face covering and decline to wear one won’t be allowed to shop at Morrisons unless they are medically exempt.

"Our store colleagues are working hard to feed you and your family, please be kind.”

It comes after a shopworkers’ union has been “inundated” with complaints from its members, who say they are “deeply concerned” for their safety as members of the public flout in-store Covid measures.

Usdaw (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers) urged supermarkets and food retailers to revert to “stringent” restrictions and said that staff – who are classed as key workers – must be “valued, respected and protected”.

Chains such as Tesco and Sainsbury’s said safety remains their “highest priority” and that customers were given regular reminders to follow the rules.