On Monday, the government confirmed that it would be moving to the next stage of lockdown easing on July 19, writes Sanjana Idnani.
This means that almost all legal restrictions on social contact will be lifted.
This also removes the legal requirement on wearing a face mask in indoor spaces.
The government has said that it is “expected and recommended” that members of the public should wear face coverings in crowded public settings such as public transport (unless a person is exempt). However, it will be up to individuals to decide whether they will do so or not.
So what will you do?
The rules on face mask use are different, and after Monday, more strict, in Scotland and Wales than in most of England.
What do you think about the official guidance provided by the government, Mayor of London and Croydon Council? Post your comments below.
And take part in our poll on whether you will continue to wear a mask after Monday’s easing of lockdown restrictions.
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