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Face masks in shops to be compulsory from NEXT FRIDAY in huge change to coronavirus rules

WEARING a face mask will become compulsory in shops and supermarkets next week, the Government will confirm tomorrow.

PUBLISHED: 22:30, Mon, Jul 13, 2020 | UPDATED: 22:31, Mon, Jul 13, 2020

 

Ministers have decided to change the law to enforce the measure after studying new scientific evidence showing that covering the nose and mouth can curb the spread of coronavirus. Health Secretary Matt Hancock will today announce to MPs that the measure will come into force in England from July 24.

 
 

A Downing Street spokesman said: “There is growing evidence that wearing a face covering in an enclosed space helps protect individuals and those around them from Coronavirus.’

“The Prime Minister has been clear that people should be wearing face coverings in shops and we will make this mandatory from July 24.”

The shift follows a snap Government review of the issue with some ministers understood to have argued for the voluntary approach to continue.

Shoppers caught flouting the rule will face a £100 fine under changes expected to be made by Parliament to the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act. Paying the fine within 14 days will lead to a reduction to £50.

Whitehall insiders say responsibility for enforcing the rule will lie with the police.

Shop staff will be expected to encourage people to obey the law but will not be expected to try to compel people who refuse to wear a mask.

In line with the rules on public transport, children under 11 and those with certain disabilities will be exempt from having to wear a mask.

Ministers will keep the option of widening the rules to cover other enclosed public spaces under review.

 

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Boris Johnson face covering

Boris Johnson will make face coverings compulsory from July 24 (Image: Getty/@borisjohnsonuk)

Boris Johnson was first pictured wearing a face covering last Friday

Boris Johnson was first pictured wearing a face covering last Friday (Image: @borisjohnsonuk)

Mr Johnson today acknowledged that masks “have a great deal of value” in the battle against the virus and hinted that a law change was on the way.

During a visit to the headquarters of the London Ambulance Service, the Prime Minister said: “What we’ve said for a while now is that we do think masks have a great deal of value – obviously they’re mandatory on public transport, on the Tube – but they have a great deal of value in confined spaces, where you’re coming into contact with people you don’t normally meet.

“What’s been interesting on the face coverings issue in the last few months is the scientific evaluation of face coverings and their importance in stopping aerosol droplets, that’s been growing.

“So, I do think that in shops it is very important to wear a face covering, if you’re going to be in a confined space and you want to protect other people and to receive protection in turn.

“Yes, face coverings, I think, people should be wearing in shops.

“And, in terms of how we do that, whether we make it mandatory or not, we will be looking at the guidance, we’ll be saying a little bit more in the next few days.”

READ MORE: UK Government told ‘wrong sort of scientists’ used in pandemic

Boris Johnson toured his constituency while wearing a face covering last week

Boris Johnson toured his constituency while wearing a face covering last week (Image: @borisjohnsonuk)

Boris Johnson wears mask on London Ambulance Service visit

 

His remarks appeared to be at odds with Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove’s insistence on Sunday that while wearing a mask was “basic good manners” he trusted “people’s good sense” on the issue.

The Government’s policy shift follows scientific research suggesting coronavirus droplets hang in the air in enclosed space much longer than previously through.

Concern has also grown about the extent the disease is spread by people infected with the virus without showing symptoms.

But ministers are understood to have been divided over the issue with some fearing that

Mr Johnson also repeated his call for employees to start returning to their workplaces.

“Where businesses have made a huge effort to make the workplace safe, I do think people should start to think about getting back to work but provided we all continue to follow the precautions,” he said, contradicting the current Government advice to work from home where possible

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