Masks set to stay on Tubes and buses after July 19

Masks set to stay on Tubes and buses after July 19
Masks set to stay on Tubes and buses after July 19
Masks set to stay on Tubes and buses after July 19: Sadiq Khan is expected to insist Londoners still cover faces on public transport despite change in law Reports claim new rules next month will see mandatory face coverings ditched But the Mayor of London has insisted he wants to continue to 'follow the science' Evidence indicates masks are an effective barrier against transmitting the virus Therefore a spokesman said he'd 'look closely' at making sure they are still used 

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Sadiq Khan is expected to insist that Londoners still cover their faces on public transport after July 19, despite an imminent change in the law.

Reports suggest that England is set to be free of all Covid restrictions by the new 'Freedom Day' next month, as the country moves towards herd immunity.

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In doing so, ministers hope to lift rules such as social distancing, face masks in public spaces and work-from-home guidance  - and could even allow nightclubs to reopen - in the comings weeks.

Instead, orders to wear face coverings will instead be replaced with guidance, meaning people effectively have a personal choice over whether or not they wish to wear one.

But the London mayor has spoken of his desire to continue to 'follow the science' which indicates masks are an effective barrier against transmitting the virus. 

Sadiq Khan is expected to insist that Londoners still cover their faces on public transport after July 19, despite the change in law

Sadiq Khan is expected to insist that Londoners still cover their faces on public transport after July 19, despite the change in law

Orders to wear face coverings are likely to be replaced with guidance, meaning people effectively have a personal choice over whether or not they wish to wear one

Orders to wear face coverings are likely to be replaced with guidance, meaning people effectively have a personal choice over whether or not they wish to wear one

A spokesman for Mr Khan told the Standard: 'On the continuing wearing of face masks, it is important that we continue to follow the science around the extent to which they limit transmission on transport and in busy indoor spaces.

'Evidence shows that the wearing of facemasks gives many Londoners the confidence that they can travel safely on public transport.

'People feeling confident

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