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 trains and two-meter markers on platforms are also part of the ideas envisioned by the ministers for reviving 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 next to each other has also floated as a possible solution.