Wearing face masks will become a matter of “personal choice” with the end of restrictions in England on 19 July, Prime Minister Boris Johnson says. But it seems that companies and individuals intend to interpret the change differently.
While, for example, some airlines have confirmed face masks will still be compulsory after 19 July, shops, pubs and hairdressers are altering policies.
The World Health Organization still advises masks continuing to be mandatory on public transport, in shops and in crowded places. So, a day after the government’s announcement, what are the intentions?