Face masks still compulsory on trains and buses

Face masks is still compulsory on train and bus services across the Transport for London (TfL) network.

The transport body is holding on to the strict measures after most Covid-19 restrictions are eased on Monday (July 19).

Users will be required to continue wearing masks unless they are exempt in order to help stop the spread and transmission of Covid-19.

As is currently the case, the London transport authority said that customers not wearing a face covering may be refused entry or asked to leave the network

A statement from TfL states that it did “not tolerate any abuse of its customers or staff” and would work with the police to prevent such behaviour and take action where necessary.

“I urge everyone to continue to follow the advice and requirements, including to wear face coverings while traveling on our network, so that we can continue to build confidence, and get back to the many wonderful things about London that we have missed during the pandemic,” said London’s Transport Commissioner Andy Byford.

The statement published by TfL was combined with data compiled by the organization that showed 86 per cent of Londoners were in favour of continuing to wear masks on public transport in order to keep each other safe.

TfL has specially trained enforcement officers, who patrol the transport network to ensure customers and colleagues remain safe and they will continue to run targeted operations.”

Sadiq Khan has led the charge for continuing to keep wearing face masks on public transport in the capital, backed by much scientific evidence that shows how effective the masks are in decreasing the spread of Covid-19.

The London Mayor posted on Twitter “To keep passengers safe and support public confidence in our network, face coverings will continue to be compulsory on TfL,”

“We all have a part to play to protect one other and keep London moving.”