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Mask-wearing has been made compulsory in shops and on Public Transport in England, In Line with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland . But what do commuters and shoppers in Norwich think About Face coverings being reintroduced as cases of the coronavirus emerge in the UK?'Quite a few' not wearing masks
Ross Glading, 22, arrived at Norwich Railway Station shortly before 09:00 GMT, wearing a mask.
" I don't really mind it; it's just a piece of cloth; it doesn't really matter, " He Said .
" I feel annoyed, but people will be people. In The End you just avoid them and get on with your life, " he added.'Good thing'
Travelling up from London was Adam Goldsmith, 57, Who Said he was " absolutely fine" about wearing a mask as it was there to " protect myself and protect others".
He Said he tended to find about 90% of travellers wore masks.
" It's needed unfortunately, with the new variant which is so transmissive.
" I think it's a good thing. "'Claustrophobic'
High Street shops have been particularly affected by the pandemic.
Paul Mallett was doing some Christmas shopping and said he accepted the reintroduction of masks, but with reservations.
" I know Some People are very supportive of masks, but I just find them a bit claustrophobic. "
Despite this he planned to continue visiting the shops.
" I still think we need to spend money in these shops, otherwise They 'll all disappear and that makes me a little sad. "'Uncertainty'
Julie Wallace runs Nova Silver in the Norwich Lanes.
" We're just used to it. All the staff have chosen to wear them for own safety, we don't force them, we've just never found it a problem. "
But how worried was she about the impact on potential customers?
David Finlay is of a similar opinion. He owns Elements Menswear.
Mr Finlay said he could also see how masks " might act as a barrier" to people Coming Out to shop.
" The Lanes have quite small shops but a lot of our customers are thoughtful [about each other].
" I'd like to think people are educated enough to keep Coming In , as They have done throughout the pandemic, but we have a very loyal customer base who have been very keen to see us reopen and prosper. "