The wearing of face coverings in retail settings is mandatory from today.
Regulations to enforce the compulsory wearing of face coverings on public transport came into effect last month.
Taoiseach Micheal Martin said retail staff will be required to wear face coverings unless there is a partition or a space of two metres between them and customers.
The rules will not apply to children under 13 or anyone who can't wear one due to physical or mental incapacity.
Duncan Smith from Retail Excellence said retailers do have the power to call the Gardai over non compliance - but don't expect they'll have to: