WEARING A FACE MASK
Mandatory mask-wearing is due to end in England on 19 July, the government has confirmed.
People will still be encouraged to use face coverings in crowded places, such as shops and on public transport to help stop the spread of Covid, but there will be no legal requirement or fines if they opt not to.
No date for doing the same in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland has been announced.
Masks should be used as part of a comprehensive strategy of measures to suppress transmission and save lives.
How will Face mask wearing effect travel?
Wearing a mask or face covering on public transport is currently a legal requirement.
Even after the law is changed, transport providers may still put in place their own rules for passengers.
Ryanair has said face masks will remain mandatory on its flights "in order to protect the health of our passengers and crew".
The body that represents train companies has said train operators will "support" passengers who decide to wear face coverings.