To ask the Mayor how many people have been given fixed penalty notices for failing to wear a face covering on public transport and what has been the total value of the fines?
Transport for London (TfL) began enforcing the requirement to wear face coverings on 4 July 2020. This followed an initial three weeks focusing on engagement and explanation of the new requirement by frontline staff and through extensive customer communications and behaviour change activity.
Between 4 July and 16 December, TfL has issued 1,389 Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs). The value of FPNs issued totals £236,600. FPNs must be paid within 28 days. If FPNs are paid within 14 days of the issue date, the penalty amount due is halved, unless an FPN for a laddered, in which case the full amount must be paid. Where an FPN is not paid within 28 days, TfL may issue court proceedings against the offender.