A Cumbrian GP is urging everyone to wear masks.
Dr Mark Alban, who works in Brampton near Carlisle, is among a growing number of doctors who want Covid restrictions re-introduced.
The number of people testing positive for Covid in the UK has risen to more than 40,000 daily cases in recent days.
The British Medical Association has accused ministers of being "wilfully negligent".
On Wednesday, Health Secretary Sajid Javid said "at this point" the government would not bring in its Plan B measures- which include compulsory face coverings and Covid passports for entry to nightclubs and large events, as well recommending working from home.
Dr Alban said: "Often it strikes me that it is the elderly and vulnerable people who are wearing masks when I go shopping and it's the younger lot who aren't going to get seriously ill from Covid who aren't.
"I'd really encourage them to reconsider that even if we're not getting government direction to do so."