Public Transport: Coronavirus

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 16 June 2020.

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Photo of Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to mandate the use of face coverings on public transport for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Photo of Baroness Vere of Norbiton Baroness Vere of Norbiton Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

From Monday 15 June passengers must wear a face covering when travelling on public transport in England by bus, coach, tram, ferry, hovercraft, cable car, aircraft and domestic and international train.

Government has published updated Safer Transport guidance for passengers and for operators which sets out the requirements. The guidance sets out steps that operators can take to ensure passenger compliance with the face covering regulations, as well as making clear that specific exemptions apply, including for health, equality or age reasons.

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