Coronavirus Ireland: Dublin petrol station condemns anti-mask COVIDiots for spreading misinformation in front of shop

By Alex Dunne

A Dublin petrol station has condemned a group of anti-mask COVIDiots for spreading misinformation from in front of their shop.

Maxol Templeogue were quick to distance themselves from the reckless group who target "a number of shops and stores" with car parks to "video their campaign messages" and "move on".

The electronic board projected many anti-mask messages and COVID conspiracy slogans, and was roundly criticised on social media last night.

A Maxol spokesperson told Dublin Live this morning: "It has nothing whatsoever to do with Maxol.

"Our priority is the health and safety of our customers and staff and that means complying with all government recommendations in relation to social distancing and mask-wearing.

"We have extensive health and safety measures in place in all our stores and our staff have received extra training since the start of the pandemic.  

"We believe that a number of shops and stores are being targeted by groups like this. 

"They arrive up to a premises and video their campaign messages until they are seen and moved on.  

"This video is in no way related to Maxol and in no way reflects our views or those of our industry."

The shop runners themselves commented last night, saying: "We have been made aware of a video circulating on social media.

"We would just like to make clear that any messages shown in this video are not the views or beliefs of the management or staff of Maxol Templeogue.

"The trailer was parked on our forecourt without permission but was quickly told to leave when management were made aware.

"As a business providing an essential service in our local community we have always respected and followed the COVID-19 guidelines and will continue to do so.

"We wish to thank all our loyal customers for their continued support. Stay safe."

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