Fri. Sep 17th, 2021

Boris Johnson says he may have to tighten the rules on face coverings in England, encouraging their use in confined spaces, like shops.

At the moment they’re only mandatory on public transport, but the Prime Minister says the scientific advice on masks has shifted.

Speaking during an online question and answer session at Downing Street, he also urged people to go back to work if they can, instead of working from home.

Face coverings are now mandatory in shops in Scotland, as well as on public transport there, with the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, saying it’s an important public health initiative.

Clive Myrie presents BBC News at Ten reporting from Science Editor David Shukman and Political Correspondent Alex Forsyth.

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5 thoughts on “Tighter rules on face coverings likely says Boris Johnson- BBC News”
  1. Looking at the comments here, it’s no wonder we’re so woeful with our infection and death rates. Too many bloody-minded Brits railing against some unseen oppressive regime. First-world victims all.

  2. Well if they make them mandatory they need to make it illegal to mark the prices up ten fold. My local pharmacy is selling them single for £2.50 each splitting them from multipacks of 5 or 10 that were sold in the shop for about the same price as the singles are now, Disposable ones at that meant for one time use. I can’t afford to spend that much on a mask meant for one time use. Also shouldn’t this have been done like months ago instead of now.

  3. Please remember those with hidden disabilities and breathing difficulties who may not be able to wear masks for health reasons. Please keep the UK accessible for those with disabilities.

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