Face Masks To Become Optional in England


  • face masks to become a personal choice in England, minister says

  • legal lockdown restrictions to be removed on July 19 under the government’s roadmap

People will no longer be forced to wear facial coverings from July 19 as England ends its third Covid-19 lockdown, mentions an article on Reuters.

Face masks optional

The wearing of face coverings in England will become a personal choice and the data that will determine if lockdown restrictions can be lifted this month was looking “very positive”, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick said on Sunday.

Details to be out soon

Legal lockdown restrictions are due to be removed on July 19 under the government’s roadmap and Prime Minister Boris Johnson will set out details about the final stage of easing in England in the coming days, Jenrick said.

“We’re going to have to ensure that every adult gets double vaccinated because that is the key to keeping the virus under control as we move into the autumn and the winter.” 

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Source: Reuters


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