As lockdown rules are lifting in the UK there are still some place’s you must wear a face-covering by law unless you are medically exempt.
People are asked to wear a face-covering in indoor settings, like shops and supermarkets , public transport, educational and work settings.
Here’s how Twitter users are reacting to the trending hashtag.
No thanks. I've had my first jab and will continue to wear a mask until everyone else has had theirs. Mainly because I'm not completely selfish. #TakeOffYourMask
— Mikey (@Mikeygy) March 29, 2021
#TakeOffYourMask tell that to the thousands of NHS staff who has worked tirelessly and are continuing to do so whilst this shit storm. We are not out of the woods yet!
Let's not break this hard work for nothing. pic.twitter.com/oDj006upv2
— Rob Walker (@llamedos77) March 29, 2021
The hashtag is generating a lot of tweets as users are sharing negative and aggressive opinion’s on the matter. The hashtag has stayed at number one trending throughout the day with over 14,000 tweets.
The tweets are aimed at people who believe they should not have to wear a face covering now the restrictions are easing.
Some users have referred to wear a mask as “Cult Behaviour” and are trying to encourage people to follow the trend and #TakeOffYourMask.
unless it's for medical reasons you have NO reason to #TakeOffYourMask – we're so close to getting through this now and YOU will be putting so many lives at risk just for some childish urge to break the rules
— aimee 🇪🇺 (@kikis_here) March 29, 2021
Please unfollow now if you are #TakeOffYourMask crew 👍🏽#WearAMask it’s a highly contagious sars virus. Just like we still have #ebola – we will still have #covid19 for a while! #BeSensible pic.twitter.com/2ZVattGjF7
— Ree2Dee2 (@ReetuDeetu) March 29, 2021
Just when you think people can't be any more stupid and selfish you see this trending…#TakeOffYourMask
Honestly, if you are one of the people encouraging this then please unfollow me, I hope to be allowed to mix with friends again at some point and you idiots are not helping.
— Laura Says Stop The #ToryDictatorship (@OohLookWine) March 29, 2021
I'm an adult. Therefore I can wear a mask for the very brief amount of time I am in a shop or on public transport without whinging and whining like a spoilt child. #TakeOffYourMask
— Andrew Spooner 🥄🥄🥄🥄🥄 (@andrewspoooner) March 29, 2021
— 𝕁𝕠𝕟 𝔹𝕒𝕜𝕖𝕣 (@DivingJon) March 29, 2021
— becky from Paramore (@bucketrogers) March 29, 2021
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