Matt Hancock admits that face masks may be compulsory till summer next year

Rules demanding members of the public to wear face masks in shops and even on public transport could continue till summer next year, acknowledged Matt Hancock, Health Secretary Matt Hancock, as he cautioned that they will be needed for the “foreseeable future.”

 

Upon asking if the regulations may be in place towards next year, Mr. Hancock denied to rule it out, rather urged that the UK needs to “see how we are doing on getting a vaccine.”

 

His response came in the middle of surging confusion encircling fresh rules on masks, with Mr. Hancock asserting the Government has no plans to make public wear face masks in the office.

 

He expressed as Downing Street stated the use of masks in settings other than shops was in consideration. His comments intend that a further Cabinet division over the issue as two of his co-workers were envisioned in a branch of Pret a Manger – one of them wearing a mask and the other one was not.

 

Michael Gove got food from a division of Pret without covering his face, in spite of telling people it was “good sense” and “good manners” to do so, whereas Liz Truss did.

 

Upon being inquired on the conduct of his co-workers and confusion encircling the rules, Mr. Hancock stated: “It is absolutely straightforward that from July 24 we’re making it mandatory to wear a face-covering in a shop in the same way it’s mandatory on public transport and in the NHS.”

 

He even attempted to explain why few businesses will need a mask whereas the other like pubs, would not.

 

“If there’s table service, it is not necessary to have a mask. But in any shop, you do need a mask. So, if you’re going up to the counter in Pret to buy a takeaway that is a shop… but if you go to your local pub you can’t go to the bar.”

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