Coronavirus: Masks to become compulsory on public transport in Wales

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People are pictured wearing medical masks as they use public transport in Sibenik, Croatia on June 25, 2020. As today all public transport users are required to wear medical masks or protective face masks in public trasport vehicles as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Croatia. Photo: Dusko Jaramaz/PIXSELL

The first minister Mark Drakeford has in the latest statement revealed that transport that is public would be made to have people boarding it putting on a face mask which is very compulsory for all who board them.

“For the sake of simplicity and consistency, as well as being part of our plan to help reduce the risk of transmission while on public transport where it is not always possible to maintain a 2m physical distance, it will become mandatory for people to wear a three-layer face covering while traveling – this includes taxis.

The requirement to wear a face-covering on public transport will come into effect from 27 July.”

Speaking at the Welsh Government’s daily coronavirus briefing, he added that this was being done for “simplicity and consistency” because of the “porous” border between England and Wales and to reduce transmission risk on public transport.

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