Face coverings on public transport
From 15 June 2020, you must wear a face covering when travelling on all forms of public transport. This includes:
- Cable cars
You must following social distancing guidelines even while wearing a face covering.
- Make sure your mouth and nose are covered but you can still breathe normally.
- Wash your hands before putting it on and taking it off
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth at all times
- Store used face coverings in a plastic bag until you have an opportunity to wash them.
- Don't touch the front of the face covering or the part which has been in contact with your mouth and nose
- Once removed, make sure you clean any surfaces the face covering has touched.
- If reusable, wash face coverings regularly with normal detergent
Yes, you can make a face covering at home by following these simple steps.
Some people may be exempt from having to wear a face covering.
This includes those with physical or mental illnesses or impairments or disabilities that mean someone cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering, and those who need to use lip reading to communicate. People who cannot wear a face covering should not be challenged or made uncomfortable, and there is no requirement for an individual to prove that they have a valid case for exemption.
If you do not wear a face covering you will be breaking the law and could be fined £100, or £50 if you pay the fine within 14 days. More information on this can be found on the Government website.