The public health advice is comfortable that the easing of restrictions we talked through yesterday, that come into effect tonight, they will all proceed.
Public health advice is that they can [proceed], subject to one small adjustment with regard to the wearing of face masks outdoors. I have said a number of times that we don’t have the luxury of picking and choosing the public health advice we like or don’t like, and not go ahead with elements of it.
The clear advice from the public health team, from Prof Chan, Prof Sutton, is we need to continue with wearing masks outdoors. It is inconvenient but an easy thing to do. We are used to it, we know it works, and as we come out of this period of lockdown, while we are driving these new cases to ground, I think it is a logical and common sense step to take.
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