Confusion over masks policy after UK minister says they should not be compulsory – BBC News

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Two days after Boris Johnson signalled a stricter approach to face coverings in England, one of his most senior ministers has said he believes they should not be made compulsory in shops.

Michael Gove, the Cabinet Office minister, said he trusted people’s common sense and that it was “good manners” to wear a mask in a shop. Labour has called for clarity.

Currently masks are mandatory on public transport in England. In Scotland they must also be worn in shops. In Wales, wearing a face covering is recommended but not compulsory, wherever social distancing is difficult.

Mishal Husain presents BBC News at Ten reporting from Business Correspondent Katy Austin and Medical Correspondent Fergus Walsh.

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