Politics. The Govt - well, Boris - is scared s**tless of their back-benches, especially with their more libertarian leaning, so that's why the pretty much crumbled and lifted all restrictions. They talk about applying common sense in using masks, but how many Tory MPs were wearing them in the Commons yesterday when Sajid Javid gave his speech yesterday (as many mask-wearing Labour MPs on the opposite side of the House pointed out)? How many Tories will be wearing masks in the up coming party conference?
COVID-19: 'They're not strangers' - Javid defends maskless cabinet meeting after government advised their use
The government said people should wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed settings - and a "plan B" for the winter could see masks made mandatory in crowded places.