Sajid Javid to wear face mask in the House of Commons chamber on Budget Day

Health Secretary Sajid Javid said he will wear a mask in the House of Commons chamber on Budget Day because it will be crowded.

He stopped short of again urging Tory MPs to mask up as he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “If I’m in the chamber on Budget Day, given it will be packed, I will be, yes.

“The guidelines are clear, it’s for people to make a personal decision on how they see the risk of them and those around them, and this is obviously a workplace setting, so it’s going to be a decision for them, but I can speak for myself.”

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Health Secretary Sajid Javid will wear a face mask in the Commons on Budget Day.
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In England there is no legal requirement to wear a facemask, unlike other areas of the UK, including Scotland, which maintain restrictions.

The Prime Minister has resisted calls from health leaders for tighter restrictions despite the rising levels of infections.

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Last week Health Secretary Sajid Javid said new cases could reach 100,000 a day