Keep legal requirement to wear face coverings in shops and supermarkets after July 19th

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Keep legal requirement to wear face coverings in shops and supermarkets after July 19th

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martynh cordey started this petition to UK Government

I call upon the UK Government to keep the legal requirement to wear face coverings in shops & supermarkets after July 19th, until there is a substantial decline in Covid 19 transmission cases, and more of the population have been double-jabbed.

Until the Delta variant was allowed to proliferate in the UK, the battle was being won against Covid 19 but with the recent upsurge in cases, I believe that face coverings should continue to be worn in shops, supermarkets and other indoors spaces where there is currently a legal requirement.

I believe that the longer the virus is allowed to circulate, the greater the risk of more variants developing. With this risk, could be an even greater risk of a variant appearing which could render the current vaccines useless. Furthermore, maintaining the current requirement to wear face coverings in enclosed spaces would help to suppress the recent increase in cases, hospitalisations and deaths.

Keep the legal requirement to wear face coverings in shops & supermarkets after July 19th! (Outcome: The legal requirement to wear face coverings ended in England on July 19th 2021, apart from healthcare settings and care homes, unless exempt).

UPDATE TO PETITION (21st October 2021)

I call upon the UK Government to bring back the legal requirement in England to wear face coverings in shops, supermarkets and indoor spaces, and to align more similarly with the rest of the UK nations.

Despite top NHS doctors warning about the current significant rise in covid infections, hospitalisations and deaths, and also the concerns about a new Delta variant, the government say that it is not time yet to consider bringing back any restrictions. How serious does the situation need to be before they take action?

For most people, wearing a face covering temporarily shouldn't be a big issue. The mandatory requirement in many settings was maintained in all three other nations and there are many people whose jobs require them to spend most of the day wearing one.

I call upon the UK Goverment not to leave it too late to bring back the face coverings requirement and to urgently consider doing this now.

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