The Health Secretary said last week: 'You do need to wear a face mask in Pret because Pret is a shop. If there's table service, it is not necessary to have a mask.
But in any shop, you do need a mask. So, if you're going up to the counter in Pret to buy takeaway that is a shop.'The longer you spend in the shop, the less you need to wear a mask? Is it me, or....has he got that the wrong way round?
I mean, seriously, if anyone knows what the possible medical or scientific reasoning behind this is, then please, do enlighten me!
But the Prime Minister's official spokesman later said: 'We will be publishing the full guidance shortly but my understanding is that it wouldn't be mandatory if you went in, for example, to a sandwich shop in order to get a takeaway to wear a face covering.
'It is mandatory ... we are talking about supermarkets and other shops rather than food shops.'They really are just making it all up as they go along, aren't they?