Masks have become an important part of our lives when we go shopping.
For many of us it is a pain to remember and has made us run home and grab one before going to our local ASDA or Tesco.
Despite the inconvenience, masks have been shown to be an effective way of preventing the coronavirus from spreading.
In fact, some stores require you by law to wear one before being let in, unless you have an illness that means you shouldn’t be wearing one.
But the question that many people ask is when will we last wear one? And will we wear them until June 21st, when all legal restrictions on social contact are lifted?
Here’s everything we know so far.
When can we stop wearing masks and will June 21st be the last time we wear them?
It is recommended that we continue to wear the mask even after we exit the lockdown. So expect this to be a regular routine for a while.
The government will review the use of masks before June 21st, so the rules should be updated in the next few months.
It is certain that face coverings will continue to be mandatory in shops, pubs, and other indoor attractions, as they won’t reopen until June 21 at the earliest – as well as on public transportation.
Officers will look into all of the social distancing rules, including masks and the 1m + rule, to “get back to normal as soon as possible”.
The government’s chief scientific advisor, Sir Patrick Vallance, has also urged caution, suggesting that masks may be required next winter.
He told Sky News, “We are more likely to wear masks in certain places, to keep washing hands to make sure we are sensible with the way we interact with people indoors.”
“I would be very surprised if we had to do more than that year after year, but I think we will have to wait next winter to see how far we go with the current reduction in the number that has to come.”