Speaking in the House of Commons today, Sajid Javid has revealed the details of the Government’s winter plan to manage the pandemic. Mr Javid says the government has created a “plan B” in case things get worse in winter. The plan involves the possible “legal mandating for face coverings in certain settings” and working from home guidance being reinstated.
“Any responsible government must prepare for all eventualities,” he tells MPs – some of whom make clear their disapproval of the proposals with jeering and booing.
The health secretary said that, this winter, people should be: “wearing a face mask in crowded and enclosed spaces where you come into contact with people you don’t normally meet”.