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Face coverings to be worn on public transport

From 15th June face coverings will be required when using public transport in England.

The government has said that wherever possible we should all continue to avoid public transport and walk, cycle or drive, but for some people this may not be an option.

If you have to use public transport, you’re more likely to be in enclosed spaces for longer periods of time so there’s a greater risk of spreading coronavirus (COVID-19) and social distancing is likely to be difficult to follow consistently.

So using face coverings can provide some small additional protection to fellow passengers and can help you to avoid unknowingly spreading the virus if you are suffering from coronavirus (COVID-19), but not showing symptoms.

Find out more about wearing a face covering and how to make your own on the government’s website.