Piers Morgan has celebrated the end of the legal requirement to wear a mask in England and called for people to live without ‘unnecessary fear’.
On Thursday, 27 January, England reverted to Plan A, with some of the last remaining Covid-19 restrictions dropped across the country.
People are encouraged to return to the office, proof of vaccination is no longer required for entry to large events, and the mask mandate is no more in most areas.
Former Good Morning Britain host Piers took to Twitter on Friday where he celebrated not having to wear a mask, with England seemingly going back to ‘normal’.
He wrote: ‘So nice to get the masks off. England feels more normal today than it has since the start of the pandemic.
‘And that’s how it should be now we have effective vaccines & covid’s mutating to weaker variants.
He urged everyone to ’embrace freedom again, not be trapped in unnecessary fear’.
While many are celebrating the end of the restrictions, some vulnerable people are still pleading for mask-wearing to protect those with weaker immune systems.
Advocates for the retention of individual mask-wearing responded to Piers to give their view, with one writing: ‘Please consider those individuals who have had the vaccine, but are NOT protected sufficiently.
‘By wearing a mask YOU may save their lives. Nobody may thank you, but do it anyway (Sic).’
Another agreed, saying he was ‘fit and healthy, double jabbed and boosted,’ but will keep wearing a mask ‘while infections are so high,’ saying ‘its not about me, its about others and protecting them (Sic)’.
While the legal requirement for mask-wearing has ended, the mayor of London Sadiq Khan is asking people to wear masks as a ‘condition of carriage’ on public transport in the capital.
Londoners can be denied entry if they do not have a medical exemption, but they can no longer be fined for not wearing one.
And certain shops, including Sainsbury’s and Waitrose, may still ask customers to wear a mask in-store.
Piers has supported restrictions in the past when he felt they were necessary, having previously taken government figures to task for seemingly breaking their own rules.
When presenter of GMB, he didn’t hold back his anger at government figures during interviews – to the point where it seemed ministers had begun to boycott the show.
The controversial broadcaster recently vented his anger at the reported Downing Street birthday party held for PM Boris Johnson during lockdown in June 2020.
Responding to the latest party scandal on Twitter, Piers wrote: ‘Imagine there’s a more dangerous covid variant after Omicron, and @BorisJohnson tries to impose new restrictions on the British people to save lives?
‘That’s why his position is untenable – with all these illegal parties, he’s irrevocably broken trust with the entire country.’
Credit: Original article published here.