The London Mayor announced last week that people could be prohibited from travelling on tube trains and buses in the capital without face coverings. He said he hopes to persuade the Government to change its stance on the issue but could make masks mandatory in the capital to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Current guidance from Transport for London only advises passengers to wear face coverings, which is in line with nationwide policy.
Speaking last Thursday, Mr Khan told the London Assembly: “Next week I’ll be considering whether I need to use the option I’ve got to make it mandatory.”
He said he will press the Government to “reach a sensible compromise” as he admitted that some train services in London are not under his control.
Mr Khan said: “We don’t want confusion.
The Prime Minister said at yesterday’s Downing Street press conference that non-essential shops across England will be able to open from June 1 if they can meet guidelines to protect workers and customers.
And outdoor markets and car showrooms will be able to open from June 1.
Mr Johnson said: “We will set out our formal assessment of the five tests that we set for adjusting the lockdown later this week as part of the three-weekly review we are legally required to undertake by Thursday.
“But because of the progress we are making I can, with confidence, put the British people on notice of the changes we intend to introduce as we move to step two.”