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However, answering a question from a reporter at the daily Downing Street press conference, Johnson said, “What I think Sage says – and what I certainly agree with – is that as part of getting out of solitary confinement, I think face covers will be useful, both for epidemiological reasons, but also to give people the assurance that they can return to work. You’ll hear about this stuff next week. “

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, President of Transport for London, which operates the London Underground, said: “I am pleased that the Prime Minister has declared that non-medical face covers will play an important role as we seek to lift lock restrictions.

“It is something that I and others have pushed the government to change the guidelines.”


One of the stumbling blocks to lifting the lock will be public transportation.

As people start to return to work – Johnson won’t want the network to become a spreading infection pit.

To this end, one-way systems could be introduced at stations to help people use public transportation again after the lifting of the lockdowns, Transportation Secretary Grant Shapps said.

A hand sanitizer on the trains and two-meter markers on the platforms are also part of the ideas envisioned by the ministers to revive the country.

Shapps told Sky’s Sophy Ridge on Sunday: “I’m very concerned that people can wash their hands, it’s always by far the most important advice, above all, even above masks and the rest. Basic hygiene, hand washing.

“We can help with that by trying to get hand sanitizer, one-way systems, spacing on platforms and bus stops and that sort of thing, clearly stated. “

Forcing passengers to sit separately from each other was also considered as a possible solution.

Johnson is expected to give more advice on face covers after investigation by rail and road watchdog, Transport Focus, found that more than half of commuters (51%) would not happy to use trains and buses again unless the government has mandated the use of face masks.

In a 2,000 passenger survey conducted earlier this month, 83% of passengers said they also wanted hand sanitizer to be available on vehicles as well as stations and bus stops, and 62% stated that they would not return on public transport unless effective social distancing measures are in place.


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