The text of the comments made by Jonathan Ashworth, the Shadow Secretary of Health and Social Care, in a letter to Matt Hancock on 13 July 2020.
Conflicting advice and conflicting statements from the Government only hinder our fight against the virus. Clear communication is vital in combatting the spread of Covid-19.
For the public to know that they are doing the right thing in shops, restaurants and other crowded places, I am asking that you urgently set out the position on face coverings.
As lockdown rules are further relaxed this week, it is vital that updated guidance on this issue is published by the Government without delay.”