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Eurostar tells passengers they must wear face masks

3rd May 20 11:56 am

All passengers who are travel on Eurostar will have to wear face masks from Monday including in their stations.

The company said the policy is “in line with guidelines announced by the French and Belgian governments.”

Eurostar warned that passengers who do not have a mask could be refused travel, and they said, any mask is suitable if it covers the nose and mouth.

However, Robert Jenrick the Housing Secretary has said it’s “your choice” over wearing face coverings or masks as it only makes a “modest difference.”

Jenrick told the BBC, “It’s a personal choice, if you have a face mask, it’s your choice whether you want to use them, and if you walk around some of our towns and cities today you are seeing more people using them than ever before.

“The advice today is that the difference made by a face covering is quite modest, it doesn’t make a huge difference. but it does make some.

“So, it’s your choice.”

Downing Street said that “face coverings” do have a “week but positive effect” over reducing the spread of coronavirus.

Boris Johnson’s official spokesman said, “The advice we have received based on the science shows a weak but positive effect in reducing transmission of coronavirus from asymptomatic members of the public where social distancing isn’t possible.

“What ministers need to consider is how best to produce advice for the public on the next steps, and that work is still ongoing.”

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