Coronavirus: Matt Hancock rejects face coverings for offices

There are not any plans to earn office employees face coverings in England, Matt Hancock has stated.

The health secretary told BBC Breakfast individuals working in offices wouldn’t have to pay up, despite having a paper report indicating they’d.

“It’s something we have looked at and refused,” he said, but additional masks could be worn everywhere from the public” for the near future”.

Coverings in stores will become compulsory in England in July.

Scotland needs shoppers to pay their faces while Wales and Northern Ireland are weighing up policies that are similar.

Mr Hancock said sheets aided stop spread but handwashing and distancing were effective for touch.

There’s a difference between working together with colleagues in a desk for hours and seeing with a store for a couple of minutes, ” he explained.

“When you are in close proximity to someone you need to work closely to, even if you are there for quite a while together then a mask does not provide that protection.”

“The exact same logic applies to colleges – we are not advocating masks for colleges since if you are in a classroom with children daily then a mask does not provide you security,” he added.

Mr Hancock said confront coverings were powerful “at a store or public transportation, for example, once you’re with someone for a moderate amount of time a couple of minutes – although not daily.”

“The purpose is if you are within an interaction with individuals who you are not normally with, that is where the mask might be especially beneficial.”

He added:”We aren’t proposing to expand masks .”

Prof Dominic Harrison, Blackburn with Darwen’s manager of public health, said that he expected the usage of coverings¬†along with other particular measures¬†would stop a Leicester-style neighbourhood lockdown in the region.

There are limitations on hotels and gatherings, restaurants and bars have yet to be permitted to reopen.

Questions continue to be asked regarding the use of masks.