Coronation Street has shown characters wearing face coverings while visiting the corner shop, after previously facing criticism for not doing so.
Government guidelines stipulate that people in England must wear face masks inside shops and on public transport to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. But in an episode of the ITV soap aired last month Corrie characters were not following the rules at Dev Alahan’s shop.
Now new images released from an upcoming episode have shown Weatherfield residents Sally Metcalfe – played by Sally Dynevor – and Debbie Webster (Sue Devaney) adhering to government guidelines and wearing face coverings while popping to the corner shop.
Sally was wearing a black face mask while Debbie had wrapped a white scarf around her nose and mouth while they both kept socially distanced at the local shop.
Owner Dev (Jimmi Harkishin) remained socially distanced behind the counter, but was not wearing a mask or gloves, nor could any hand sanitiser be seen on the counter.
In an episode of Corrie which aired last month Sally wore rubber washing-up gloves to do her shopping and social distancing signs could be seen all round the store.