I think the british government has been dealing with the pandemic in an incredibly horrible way.Where is everybody supposed to get these masks from & how are you supposed to know they are of a quality that means they actually work? Also why from the 15th? What's happening between now &then that makes it safe before but not after, do they have a crystal ball?
In other countries where masks were made compulsory (for instance, Italy), the government provided the masks for free to all citizens.
In the uk....zero guidance, zero help.