Following the introduction of the requirement to wear facemasks in shops Buckingham Town Council have arranged for the Buckingham Tourist Information Centre to support local businesses by selling locally made face coverings from a variety of different makers. Pin Clothing have a variety of different fabrics in small medium and large for £6. LW Creations are selling a variety of masks for £3.50. The Town are not seeking to compete with local businesses, but to promote local traders.
Town Council staff will be wearing visors when dealing with members of the public. However everyone is encouraged to keep maintain a distance of 2m at all times. Visors are being used because they enable residents to see facial expressions, and lip readers to understand what is being said.
Councillor Robin Stuchbury, Chair of the Town Centre and Events Committee, said, “I am pleased that the Tourist Information Centre is supporting residents in this way by enabling access to locally made masks in the town centre. “