- Boris Johnson was apparently seen at the theater watching Macbeth without a mask
- PM has been accused of breaking the rules of Kovid in Almeida, London
- Mr Johnson’s press secretary insists he follows coronavirus rules
Boris Johnson has been accused of breaking Covid rules by failing to wear a mask while watching Macbeth.
The PM was apparently seen without a face covering during a performance last night at the Alameda Theatre.
According to the Guardian, another witness saw him wearing a mask in a public area of the North London venue.
But Number 10 insisted that the premiere – which was taking a break after another week of intense Tory drama – “follows all Covid rules”.
On its website the theater urges patrons to wear a face covering when eating or drinking during their visit.
Boris Johnson (pictured today in PMQ) was apparently seen without a face covering during a performance last night at the Alameda Theater
The Almeida Theater is currently hosting a sold-out staging of the tragedy of Macbeth (pictured, stars James McArdle and Saoirse Ronan).
The rules for wearing masks in England were lifted by the government in the summer, but some transport networks continue to enforce their use as a condition of carriage, and some places and shops still recommend wearing them. .
Asked by reporters why Mr Johnson ‘didn’t wear a mask’ during the demonstration, his press secretary said: ‘The prime minister follows all COVID rules.’
When asked why the theatre’s patrons were allegedly not complying with the request to put on face masks, he reiterated the reply.
In a statement on Almeida’s website, it says: ‘We ask all of our visitors to continue wearing face coverings when in theatres, unless there is a discount or when eating or drinking.
‘You may be reminded of this upon entering the building, although this will not be enforced.’
The Guardian said that a witness had seen Mr Johnson wearing his mask ‘at the end of Shakespeare’s tragedy as a light back on’.
This is not the first time this month that the prime minister has been accused of failing to follow the rules for wearing masks.
He was previously criticized for not wearing a mask while sitting next to Sir David Attenborough, 95, broadcaster and environmental campaigner at the Cop26 summit in Glasgow and greeting hospital staff during his trip to the North East.