New rules on face masks

The Government has announced that England’s Plan B measures are to end from Thursday (27th), with mandatory face coverings in public places no longer required.

Face coverings will no longer be mandated, although people are still advised to wear coverings in enclosed or crowded spaces and when meeting strangers. 

BVRLA members in rental locations should consider amending their risk assessments and signage to reflect this. 

The Prime Minister also said the Government intended to end the legal requirement for people who test positive for Covid to self-isolate - and replace it with advice and guidance. The current regulations around self-isolation expire on 24 March. Mr Johnson said he expected not to renew them then - and suggested that date could be brought forward if the data allows.