4 Jun 2020

Wearing face masks will be compulsory on public transport in England

Health and Social Care Editor

Wearing a face covering will become compulsory on public transport in England from 15 June – the date when more lockdown restrictions are due to be eased.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said as more people go back to work and non-essential shops start opening, face coverings would help protect fellow passengers – and fines could be imposed for anyone failing to comply.

In Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon said she was considering making face coverings mandatory on transport and in shops.

Our health and social care editor Victoria Macdonald reports.