ANOTHER major supermarket has confirmed that it will get tough on customers flouting Covid rules.

Sainsbury’s, which has a supermarket in Church Street, has announced it will post trained security guards at shop entrances to ‘challenge’ any customers not wearing a mask or shopping in groups.

It follows the decision made by Morrisons on Monday to turn away any customers who refuse to wear a mask without having a valid reason.

Simon Roberts, chief executive at Sainsbury’s, said: “I’ve spent a lot of time in our stores reviewing the latest situation over the last few days and on behalf of all my colleagues, I am asking our customers to help us keep everyone safe.

“The vast majority of customers are shopping safely, but I have also seen some customers trying to shop without a mask and shopping in larger family groups.

“Please help us to keep all our colleagues and customers safe by always wearing a mask and by shopping alone. Everyone’s care and consideration matters now more than ever.”

The decision made by Morrisons to turn customers away if they refused to wear a mask without having an exemption was praised by Health Secretary Matt Hancock in his press briefing yesterday.

He said: “I applaud the action Morrisons has taken today, the supermarket, they have said that they will not let people in without a mask unless they clearly have a medical reason.

“That’s the right approach and I want to see all parts of society playing their part in this.”