As you can probably imagine, the unidentified fella drew plenty of looks from passerby as he walked through the capital on the same day that it became mandatory to wear face masks while in shops in England. Although, I’m fairly sure this isn’t what Boris Johnson had in mind.
Plenty of shoppers, who were adhering to the new rules and wearing masks, stopped to take a second look at the unusual sight of a mostly-naked dude walking around like it was no big deal. Personally, I can’t help thinking of his poor feet, to be honest – he could have at least lashed on a pair of flip flops.
Face coverings are now mandatory for shoppers in England, with a few exceptions, and anyone found flouting the rules could be whacked with a £100 fine or refused entry to the shop.
Expanding on when and where you should be wearing a face mask, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Brandon Lewis told BBC Breakfast: “Obviously if you’re in a food outlet it’s not practical to wear a face mask.
“What changes from tomorrow is if you’re in a retail environment, if you’re in a shop or a supermarket, you should be wearing a face mask.
“If you’re going into Pret a Manger and you are eating in Pret a Manger, which in some of their stores you can, then obviously you wouldn’t be wearing a face mask because you’re eating.
“But it’s clear, good common sense that if you’re going in to buy a takeaway and leaving again, you’re treating it like a shop – and you should be wearing a face mask.”
He then added: “If you’re going into an outlet and you’re buying as if it’s a shop, you should be wearing a face mask.”
So there you go, that’s all nice and clear, isn’t it? Lewis didn’t touch on whether wearing a mask as a makeshift G-string was the done thing or not, but I think we can probably take a guess where his opinion lies on this one.