Boris Johnson has announced that face masks will no longer be a legal requirement in England from Monday, but the Government still urges supermarkets to ask customers and staff to wear them in their stores.

Here's a list of all the chains so far that will encourage people to continue wearing face coverings:

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  • Tesco
  • Asda
  • Aldi
  • Waitrose
  • Sainsbury's
  • Lidl

Other shops such as John Lewis and Waterstones will also be encouraging people to wear face masks.

Tesco says it will continue to have capacity limits in its stores, protective screens at checkouts, hand sanitiser stations and regular cleaning after speaking with customers and colleagues.

A Tesco spokesman added: “We’re asking our customers and colleagues to be on the safe side, and so from July 19 we’ll be encouraging our colleagues to wear face coverings whilst they work and encouraging our customers to do the same when they shop with us.”

Staff and customers at Waitrose and John Lewis have also been recommended to continue wearing masks but said it will ultimately be up to individual judgment.

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A spokesman for the John Lewis Partnership, the parent company of both brands, said: “In line with Government guidance, we will recommend that our customers and partners in England continue to wear a face covering, unless exempt, from July 19.

“The decision over whether to do so or not, when in our shops, will be for each individual to take, based on their own judgment."

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