Rail and transport union TSSA is today urging the government to recommend “cheap, easy and effective” face coverings for public transport as Plan B restrictions come to an end. More passengers are expected on public transport with people returning to offices and other workplaces as work from home guidance no longer applies in England, although it remains in place in Scotland and Wales.
Manuel Cortes, TSSA general secretary, said: “Face coverings are cheap, easy and effective and we know that they give passengers and staff more confidence on public transport while coronavirus remains prevalent.
“The government should be keeping face coverings for rail and all forms of public transport – just as the Mayor of London has for Transport for London (TfL).
“The battle with coronavirus is far from over. While we all want to get back to living with fewer restrictions, wearing face coverings is a small way of defending against this deadly virus and allowing both passengers and transport workers greater protection and confidence across our rail and transport networks.”