Face Coverings Mandatory on Public transport from 15 June

Published: 09 June 2020

Coronavirus updates


Face covering mandatory on public transport from 15 June

Face coveringFace coverings will become compulsory on public transport in England from 15 June.

It is important that you do not use medical grade PPE masks, to ensure these remain available for frontline staff.

You can make a face covering at home. The government has produced some advice on how you can make a face covering.

Exemptions to the rule include young children, people with disabilities and those with breathing difficulties.

Wherever possible residents should continue to avoid public transport and walk, cycle or drive.

Wearing a face covering

A cloth face covering should cover your mouth and nose while allowing you to breathe comfortably. It can be as simple as a scarf or bandana that ties behind the head.

Wash your hands or use hand sanitiser before putting it on and after taking it off. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth at all times and store used face coverings in a plastic bag until you have an opportunity to wash them.

Face covering - wash hannds

Do not touch the front of the face covering, or the part of the face covering that has been in contact with your mouth and nose. Once removed, make sure you clean any surfaces the face covering has touched.

You should wash a face covering regularly. It can go in with other laundry, using your normal detergent.

When wearing a face covering, take care to tuck away any loose ends.

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