He also states he will be unveiling a comprehensive plan next week for reopening the economy, the workplace and schools. This plan will include guidance in regards to wearing face masks.
Under current guide lines people are not advised to wear face mask unless they are showing symptoms of Covid-19 or are treating patients. However calls have been made for change with some countries producing evidence to suggest they can act as a defense mechanism against catching the virus.
During his first daily briefing since returning to work, the prime minister said: ‘I think what Sage is saying and what I certainly agree with, is that as part of coming out of the lock down, I do think that face coverings will be useful both for epidemiology reasons but also for giving people confidence they can go back to work.’
Although the government is preparing to come out of lock down, according to the most recent ‘opinion’ poll many say they would be uncomfortable leaving home when the restriction is lifted.
Majority would be uncomfortable going to bars, restaurants and using public transport, while the minority would be uncomfortable to go shopping or sending their children to school.
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