Police Scotland is suspending the implementation of a ban on beards, with the drive saying it’s going to evaluation the place in 12 months.
It comes after reviews that authorized motion was being thought of in opposition to the plan to ban beards for frontline employees.
Assistant Chief Constable Alan Speirs stated the choice had been taken within the wake of additional well being and security recommendation and after “listening to the lived expertise of our individuals”.
The ban was initially proposed to permit frontline officers and employees to put on close-fitting, medical grade FFP3 facemasks.
It was reported to be resulting from are available in on the finish of Might, however Mr Speirs confirmed: “Now we have postponed implementation of the coverage having sought additional well being and security recommendation and after listening to the lived expertise of our individuals.”
He added: “I’m very grateful to all divisions, employees associations and unions who supplied invaluable suggestions throughout the session section.
“Suspending implementation permits additional examination of the proof base for a coverage which is proportionate and justifies change, notably the place that change has a major affect on officers and employees.
“This work will probably be reviewed in 12 months to make sure we attain an agreed place on a coverage which has the well being and security of our individuals at its core.”