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The government scrapped Plan B rules on January 27, although Transport for London (TfL) is still displaying signs asking customers to wear face masks. England will now revert to Plan A measures which focus on recalling and rolling out the vaccine as the first line of defense against coronavirus. The government will now come up with face mask guidance for England rather than mandatory rules.
The official government website states: “In England, face coverings are no longer required by law.
“The government suggests that you continue to wear a face covering in crowded, enclosed spaces where you may come into contact with other people you don’t normally meet.
“These changes only apply to England.
“You can find out more about the different rules across the UK on the relevant country websites.”
Speaking on the guidance measures for England, Boris Johnson told MPs: ‘Across the country we will continue to suggest the use of face coverings in enclosed or crowded spaces.
“We will particularly ask that face masks be advised when coming into contact with people you don’t normally meet.
“But we will now trust the judgment of the British people.
“We will no longer criminalize anyone who chooses not to wear one.”
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“We continue to have a range of safety measures in all of our stores, including screens and sanitizing stations.”
Government guidance is that face coverings and face masks will continue to be required in health and care settings.
This is to comply with Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and Adult Social Care regulations.
This includes wearing face masks in hospitals and primary or community care settings, such as doctors’ offices.
Face masks must also be worn by anyone accessing or visiting care homes.