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Recently published guidance
Nursery & early years sector: COVID-19 restrictions & consumer law
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published advice to help nurseries and early years providers understand how consumer law applies to arrangements they make with parents during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. More >
New Scottish Government coronavirus guidance
The Scottish Government has published new guidance for the events and retail sectors, including close-contact services such as hairdressers and beauty salons. More >
Face masks & underage sales
From 24 July in England, it will be compulsory to wear a face covering in shops (it is already compulsory in Scotland, but not in Wales). More >
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