Nevertheless responding to a query from a journalist on the every day Downing Avenue press convention, Mr Johnson mentioned: “What I think Sage is saying – and what I certainly agree with – is that, as part of coming out of the lockdown, I do think that face coverings will be useful, both for epidemiological reasons, but also for giving people confidence that they can go back to work. You will be hearing more about that kind of thing next week.”
Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London who chairs Transport for London which runs the London Underground, mentioned: “I’m happy that the Prime Minister has mentioned that non-medical face coverings will play an necessary position as we finally look to raise lockdown restrictions.
“That is one thing I and others have been pushing the Authorities to vary the steering on.”
One sticking level on lifting the lockdown will probably be public transport.
With folks starting to return to work – Mr Johnson is not going to need to see the community turn into a cesspit for spreading an infection.
To that finish, one-way techniques may very well be launched at practice stations to assist folks use public transport once more after lockdown measures are lifted, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps revealed.
Hand sanitiser on trains and two metre markers on platforms are additionally among the many concepts being thought-about by ministers to get the nation shifting once more.
Mr Shapps instructed Sky’s Sophy Ridge on Sunday: “I’m very involved about folks with the ability to wash their fingers, that’s nonetheless by far an important recommendation, above anything, even above face masks and the remainder of it. The essential hygiene, the hand washing.
“We can help with that by trying to have hand sanitiser, one way systems, spacing on platforms and bus stops and that sort of thing, clearly marked out.”
Forcing passengers to sit down aside from one another has additionally been floating round as a potential resolution.