The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings on Public Transport) (England) Regulations 2020
Title: The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings on Public Transport) (England) Regulations 2020
Amends/Commences: N/A (New Piece)
Comes into force: 15th June 2020
Requirements to wear a face covering which covers a person’s nose and mouth, on public transport (i.e. buses, trains, trams, aircraft, water taxis), are introduced to reduce the risk of infection or contamination by Coronavirus (Covid-19).
An adult failing to wear a face covering can be denied access to a public transport service or directed to leave a public transport service if they do not wear a face covering when asked to do so.
Adults may also be issued with a fixed penalty notice of £100 for failing to wear a face covering on public transport.
Exceptions exist for:
children under the age of 11;
transport operator employees; and
in cases where an emergency responder is acting in the course of their duty.
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