'Masks should be worn in shops' Boris Johnson says

Boris Johnson has said masks should be worn in shops to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Monday, 13th July 2020, 2:10 pm
Updated Monday, 13th July 2020, 2:13 pm
Boris Johnson visited ambulance staff in central London.

The Prime Minister said he would decide in the next few days if "tool of enforcement" were need to make sure people followed the guidelines.

Mask are currently compulsory on public transport in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. In Scotland, coverings are also mandatory in shops.

Labour has called for more clarity on the rules in England. Mr Johnson's government controls health policy in England but not the rest of the UK.

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Visiting ambulance staff in central London today (July 13) Mr Johnson said: ":I think people should be wearing face masks in shops

"And, in terms of how we do that whether we make it mandatory or not, we'll be looking at the guidance - we'll be seeing a little bit more in the next few days."

"Throughout this crisis people have shown amazing sensitivity towards other people and understanding of the needs to get the virus down by doing things cooperatively.

"It's a mutual thing; people do see the value of it. We'll be looking in the next few days about exactly how - with what tools of enforcement - we think we want to make progress."