The legal requirement for people in England to wear face masks has now ended, but two supermarket chains are asking their customers to still wear them.
John Lewis and Partners, which includes Waitrose and Sainsbury’s are asking their customers and staff to continue to wear face coverings if they are able to do so.
Sainsbury’s said, “Safety remains our highest priority. We’re asking our customers and colleagues in England to continue to wear a face covering in our stores if they are able to.”
A spokeswoman for John Lewis and Partners, which includes Waitrose, said, “We’ll be suggesting people wear masks in our stores, although it will be down to individuals to make a personal choice.”
Commuters using public transport in the capital will still have to wear face coverings and the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has asked people to wear them as a “condition of marriage.”
Public health guidance suggests for people to still wear a mask in enclosed spaces where they encounter strangers, will stay in place.