Retail workers have been told to wear face masks in stores and outlets under new restrictions put forward by Government this week.
Boris Johnson said masks would become obligatory for shop assistants and workers in pubs, restaurants and cafés in England.
Under stricter rules, those who flout the new rules could face fines of up to £200.
BRC director of business and regulation, Tom Ironside, told The Grocer: “Retailers are working hard to keep their customers and staff safe throughout this pandemic.
“They have spent hundreds of millions of pounds on coronavirus safety measures including perspex screens, social distancing measures and additional hygiene measures.”
Adding: “Retailers support all necessary safety measures including the use of face coverings for all staff.”
The measure comes in as SAGE, the group behind scientific decisions made by Government throughout the coronavirus crisis upped the alert level from 3 to 4.
This means the virus is “rising exponentially” or that “transmission is high.”