Boris Johnson’s father said he was “extremely sorry” after he was pictured shopping without wearing a face covering.
Stanley Johnson was pictured in the Mirror newspaper perusing the shelves at a newsagents in west London on Tuesday, seemingly breaking the rules by not covering his mouth and nose.
The picture emerged after fines increased to £200 last week for first time offenders who fail to wear a face covering in accordance with Government guidance.
Speaking to the Mirror, Stanley Johnson said he may not be “100 per cent up to speed” with current rules as he had just returned to England after three weeks abroad.
“I’m extremely sorry for the slip up and I would urge absolutely everybody to do everything they can to make sure they do follow the rules about masks and social distancing,” he said.
“The fact this was my first day back in the UK after three weeks abroad is, I am sure, no excuse for not knowing the rules.”