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No legal compulsion to wear face masks once England’s coronavirus restrictions are lifted
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No legal compulsion to wear face masks once England’s coronavirus restrictions are lifted

George Eustice said the government wants all of the legal requirements to do things to be taken away completely at step four of its roadmap for lifting COVID-19 measures, which is currently scheduled for 19 July. There will be no legal compulsion to wear face masks once England's coronavirus restrictions are lifted, the environment secretary has told Sky News, as he said he will ditch his face covering when the rule is scrapped. Whether there will still be some people who might choose to wear masks or whether it may be advisory in some settings, that's a separate matter," he said. But the objective of that final stage is to remove the legal requirement to do these things. Asked if he would continue to wear a face covering beyond that point, the minister replied: I wouldn't, no. I h...