New Scientist: Face masks needed in the UK until 2022, says poll of disease experts

27 February 2021

Mandatory wearing of face masks in shops and on public transport will probably stay in place in the UK until at least 2022, predict a majority of infectious disease experts polled by New Scientist.

Expectations are similar for UK government guidance on physical distancing, with most anticipating that 2 metre or “1 metre-plus” measures will remain until 2022 or later. Opinion is split on whether the UK government will hit its vaccination roll-out targets.

Read the full article in the New Scientist

…the majority of experts polled expected them to stay in place until 2022, with five people predicting that they will stay until 2023. One respondent thought that the guidance would always be necessary.

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