DAUK in The Independent: Government’s new messaging on face coverings criticised for promoting ‘useless’ masks

The error on the Government’s face mask messaging was spotted by Julia Simons, the Doctors’ Association UK’s medical student representative, who was deployed to the front line of the pandemic during her final year of studies.

“How can the government video not get this right?” she tweeted in response to Downing Street’s video. “Continuous dither, delay and disaster.” Ms Simons added: “Please do wear a cloth face covering. Don’t wear a facemask with a valve. The valves means your face mask is no use for protecting others.”