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The role of the retailer in a mask mandate

Retailers are optimistic about impact of mask wearing. IMage: Bigstock.
The simple act of wearing a face mask has made headlines for all the wrong reasons throughout the pandemic, but many retailers in the Greater Sydney region are confident that the mandatory mask requirement, enforced by the government this week, will mean positive outcomes for the industry.  Since Monday, the NSW government has urged consumers to mask up in some indoor settings, including retail, or cough up a $200 fine. The decision follows a return to mandatory mask requirements in Victori