A image has emerged of DUP MP Sammy Wilson not wearing a deal with mask on general public transportation in London.
It appeared on social media on Thursday morning, demonstrating Mr Wilson looking at a magazine, as he headed to the airport.
A witness claimed he did not have on a mask for the length of his tube journey from Westminster to Heathrow.
Mr Wilson explained to the Belfast Telegraph he only took it off briefly to answer a cell phone get in touch with.
Each the East Antrim MP and the DUP have not responded to requests for remark from BBC Information NI.
The male who took the picture – who questioned not to be named – reported Mr Wilson obtained on the tube at Westminster at about 08: 30 BST and sat opposite him.
He claimed Mr Wilson did not wear a mask throughout the journey.
But the DUP MP explained to the Belfast Telegraph newspaper: “I wore a mask ahead of acquiring on the teach, though on the train, in the airport and on the plane.
“I took a phone and you can’t chat by a mask as you are muffled, so I took it off but set it again on all over again shortly after.”
He mentioned there had been other folks in the carriage not putting on a mask.
Alliance deputy chief and North Down MP Stephen Farry later on tweeted a picture of himself sporting a mask on the underground and stated “most NI MPs do admit, understand and respect principles” around confront masks on public transportation.
Transportation for London says these caught not donning a mask could confront a minimal wonderful of £200, which doubles each and every time a man or woman is caught, up to £6,400.
Exemptions utilize for age, health and disability good reasons and TfL provides an “exemption card” for all those not able to have on one.
Mr Wilson has previously criticised the rules all around wearing encounter masks.
In July, before deal with coverings in retailers became mandatory, he posed on Twitter at an ice product parlour in Islandmagee, County Antrim.
His concept was “Help Regional Company” and he went on to place out that “you cannot consume ice product when you’re muzzled!”
He has also been significant of the government’s handling of the pandemic and on Wednesday, he criticised what he termed the “scare techniques” getting utilised by Downing Avenue in relation to Covid-19 data.