Keeping you safe when you visit us
The safety of our clients and staff is of paramount importance to us at Myers & Co Solicitors, which is why we are introducing the wearing of face coverings at our offices from 8 August 2020, in line with new Government guidelines.
The law is expanding the number of places that members of the public will be required to wear face coverings to include premises providing professional, legal, or financial services.
We ask that clients bring their own face coverings where possible when attending meetings at our offices, but the Myers & Co team will be happy to provide you with one if you forget.
Exemptions from wearing a face covering
The law does provide for some situations and exemptions where people do not have to wear a face covering. This includes (but is not limited to):
- young children under the age of 11;
- those who are not able to put on, wear or remove a face covering because of a physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability;
- if putting on, wearing or removing a face covering will cause you severe distress;
- if you are travelling with or providing assistance to someone who relies on lip reading to communicate;
- to avoid harm or injury, or the risk of harm or injury, to yourself or others;
- to avoid injury, or to escape a risk of harm, and you do not have a face covering with you;
- to eat or drink if reasonably necessary;
- in order to take medication; or
- if a police officer or other official requests you remove your face covering.
There are also scenarios when you are permitted to remove a face covering when asked, such as for identification purposes.
Our response to the Covid-19 pandemic
Myers & Co Solicitors would like to reassure our clients and contacts that we are still hard at work providing legal advice and handling your instructions.
Face coverings are not currently required to be worn by staff, but they will continue to follow guidance based on our workplace health and safety assessment.
For more information on how Myers & Co Solicitors are taking precautions to ensure high standards of health and safety, please click here.
This article is for general information only and does not constitute legal or professional advice. Please note that the law may have changed since this article was published.