Face coverings are to be compulsory on public transport to control the spread of coronavirus, from June 15th.
The question now is will shops follow? It would now seem appropriate but time will tell………
Grant Shapps, the transport secretary, said that all passengers using trains, trams, the London Underground, ferries, aircraft and buses would be required to cover their mouth and nose two months after he dismissed the idea as “counterproductive”.
Passengers are expected to use a scarf or homemade covering to avoid shortages of clinical facemasks for NHS and care workers. There will be exemptions for disabled people, young children and those with breathing difficulties.
Travellers who do not comply can also be fined, with enforcement carried out by police.