Face coverings required on public transport

From 15 June, face coverings will be required while using public transport in England, to help control the virus and save lives.

Although people should continue to avoid public transport wherever they can, it’s likely that as restrictions are carefully eased – when it is safe to do so – more people will need to use it. As well as social distancing and regular hand-washing, wearing a face-covering can help prevent the spread of coronavirus. That’s why the Government is asking transport operators to make face coverings mandatory for staff and passengers on all public transport in England – with operators able to refuse to travel or issue penalty fines. Wearing a face covering is something that we can each do to help each other and will help us travel with confidence as restrictions are eased.