Date: 20th January 2021
To: All Mandate Members in Boot, Tallaght
Re: Covid-19 Breaches
Further to numerous concerns raised with Mandate by our members in Boots Tallaght regarding Covid-19 breaches, we wrote to the company by way of correspondence dated 20th January 2021, see copy below.
Additionally, please click here to see Boots response dated 18th January 2021 to Mandate’s letter concerning the sale of non-essential items, by clicking
Mr. Ciaran Langley
Boots Retail Ireland
319 The Square, Level 3
20th January 2021
By Registered Post and Email:
Re: Boots – Tallaght
Dear Mr. Langley,
It has been brought to my attention that the current COVID-19 Regulations are being ignored by Boots Management in the above location despite concerns being raised with Management on a number of occasions by various members of staff. I have been informed that on a number of occasions the Gardai visited the store telling Management to discontinue with the sale of non-essential items. Despite these visits, Management have continued to ignore said instructions from the Gardai and continued to insist that non-essential items remain on sale to the public.
I have also been informed that there are no controls in place at the entrance and exit of the store to control the number of customers allowed within the store at any one time.
Therefore, based on the seriousness of the above and the ongoing rise in COVID-19 infections, I require the following from Management:
- The detailed COVID-19 Risk Assessment that was carried out for the above location in line with HSE and HSA Regulations and Guidelines.
- Confirmation that the sale of all non-essential items as outlined in the most recent COVID-19 Regulations from the HSE and HSA has ceased and the sale of such items will not be allowed until the HSE and HSA clear such items for sale.
- Confirmation that proper controls are put in place at the entry and exit of the store, either manually and/or electronically, to limit the number of customers entering the store to ensure social distancing is maintained as far as is reasonable and/or all customers are wearing face masks as per the current regulations from the HSE and HSA.
I require that Management take the above very seriously and respond with the requested information by close of business on 28th January 2021. Failure to do so will leave Mandate no alternative but to make a formal complaint regarding the above to both the HSE and HSA
Cc: by Email – Ms. Rachel Nolan, HR Operations Manager