Asked if face masks should become compulsory in shops, Mr Gove told the Andrew Marr Show on Sunday: “I don’t think mandatory, no.”
“But I would encourage people to wear face masks when they are inside, in an environment where they are likely to be mixing with others and where the ventilation may not be as good as it might.
“I think that it is basic good manners, courtesy and consideration, to wear a face mask if you are, for example, in a shop.
“It is always better to trust people’s common sense.”
This picture appears on the front page of today’s Telegraph. The caption reads: “Cabinet colleagues Liz Truss and Michael Gove visit the same Pret a Manger in Westminster on Tuesday, one wearing a mask and one without.”