The 2-metre rule is just not sustainable or practical in the long run, particularly not in indoor settings like restaurants, pubs, theatres, public transport etc. It will put them out of business.
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I guess they do provide a barrier of sorts. The real issue is supplying them to the public, and not drawing supplies away from healthcare. There does seem to be some profiteering going on with the masks as well. At work we used to buy 50 for 2 quid, have some companies now charging 50 quid for fifty. That's trade price as well, so joe public would be paying more.Masks to be mandatory on public transport from 15 June.
It seems like ages ago we were discussing whether they helped or not.
If the protests in London etc are anything to go by a certain proportion of the population couldn't care less about distancing contracting or passing on the virus.The 2-metre rule is just not sustainable or practical in the long run, particularly not in indoor settings like restaurants, pubs, theatres, public transport etc. It will put them out of business.
I wouldn't want to be a train guard telling ne'er do wells to put their mask on
I’m happy for people to wear masks as any protection for others ( even small ) has to be good.
But people keep touching them and moving them up and down which to me negates the health aspect surely ?
It’s difficult though as it’s human nature.
Mask or no mask I won’t be going near a tube train for the foreseeable. Those things are breeding grounds for infections at the best of times. Overground trains I’d feel safe on but not tubes or buses come to that. [B]@Tangled up in Blue what extra measures are they taking on public transportation in Spain/France?[/B]