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Mask-wearing is here to stay, according to a poll, as half of Britons say they are likely to carry on wearing them after vaccination.
Some 25 per cent (512) of those surveyed will stop covering their face when they have had the vaccine, according to a poll of more than 2,000 people by ORB International.
However, 50 per cent (1,042) don’t want to throw away their masks immediately and think we could be wearing them for at least another year.
The findings come after Professor Jonathan Van Tam, the deputy chief medical officer, said mask-wearing is likely to persist in Britain despite the rollout of the vaccine.