Public transport in England

Coronavirus: Face coverings compulsory on public transport in England Anyone travelling on public transport in England must wear a face covering from Monday under a new rule.

More than 3,000 extra staff including police officers are being deployed at stations to make sure people comply.

Passengers without a covering will be asked to wear one, or will face being refused onboard or fined £100.

i am talking about buses not train stations with the new rule out from yesterday if someone does not use mask or face coverning on buses how and who would impose fines , we have seen lots of people waiting at bus stops with no masks on .

Perhaps they put them on when the bus arrives?

Completely acceptable according to the info in Dean’s link.


The rules apply only while travelling - not while waiting - but the rail industry has asked people to cover their face as they enter a station.

I saw an old lady get out of her usual shopping taxi and she had no face mask on.

Was disappointed to see that

Puts others at risk.

Driver was wearing one.

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Public transport users are not wearing face masks correctly, expert warns

Many people using public transport in England are not wearing their face masks and coverings correctly, an expert has warned.

The wearing of face coverings was made mandatory on public transport in England since June 14.

Professor Susan Michie, a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies’ (Sage) subgroup on behavioural science, said many commuters are not aware of how to correctly cover their face and are unknowingly putting themselves and those around them at risk.

According to the website, a face covering “should cover your mouth and nose while allowing you to breathe comfortably”.

“Wash your hands or use hand sanitiser before putting it on and after taking it off,” the website advises. “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.

“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.”