Asda are cracking down on customers who refuse to wear face coverings in their stores and are recruiting 1,000 new “safety marshal” roles.
Customers who enter the store without a covering will be offered a pack of disposable mask which they can then pay for at the counter.
“We know that safety remains a key priority for our customers,” its chief operating officer said.
Asda announced the new job positions on Wednesday across their 639 UK stores.
Anthony Hemmerdinger, chief operating officer at Asda, said: “We know that safety remains a key priority for our customers and we will continue to do all we can to keep them and our colleagues safe in store, as we have since the start of the pandemic.
“These additional measures will make our stores an even safer place to shop and work during the coming months.”