Sadiq Khan has urged the Government to keep compulsory face mask laws in place for public transport after Covid restrictions are lifted.
The Mayor of London said the capital needs to “get out” of plan B restrictions as soon possible to help save businesses but people should continue to wear face coverings, particularly on TfL services.
Mr Khan argued that masks would help “increase public confidence” on public transport even as infection rates plunge .
“What I’ll be saying to the Government is if the data is right let’s get out of plan B,” he told Sky News.
“We desperately need to have people coming back to the offices supporting our economy. But I’d encourage the Government to keep compulsory facemasks in, particularly on public transport.
“One is it reduces the chances of transmission, we know we can have this virus without knowing we’ve got it.
“The second is it increases public confidence and the more compliance we have, the more confidence the public has, the more likely they are going to use public transport and come back to our city centres.”