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Wearing face covering is now compulsory on public transport

On Monday 15th June 2020, Government guidelines require people to wear a face covering on public transport with exemptions for the very young and those with disabilities or breathing difficulties.

It is the law that you must wear a face covering when travelling in England on a:

  • bus or coach
  • train or tram
  • ferry or hovercraft or other vessel
  • aircraft
  • cable car

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.

There are a number of exemptions to the rule that include young children and those with breathing issues or disabilities, the full list can be found by clicking here

Cornwall People First and Photosymbols have produced an excellent easy read guide about the face coverings new rules for England, along with new exemption cards to help deal with public situations that might happen.

You can read the easy read version and download the new exemption cards by clicking here


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