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Coronavirus: New rules aim to restore confidence in Scotland's public transport network

1 month ago   |   By Press and Journal

Face masks will be required for passengers and staff on Scotland's buses, trains and some ferries as the coronavirus lockdown is eased.
The new rule was announced by the Scottish Government as part of a “transition plan” to restart a public transport network that has almost ground to a halt in recent weeks.
The pandemic has led to demand for services falling by up to 95% against the pre-virus levels and ministers want to try to begin rebuilding confidence in the sector.
Michael Matheson, Transport Secretary.
But with physical distancing measures to remain in place for the first three...
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Coronavirus: Face masks included in new public transport rules for Scotland

Coronavirus: Face masks included in new public transport rules for Scotland

1 month ago   |   By Press and Journal

New guidance for transport passengers and operators in Scotland has been produced ahead of the easing of lockdown restrictions.
Face masks
The Scottish Government has said that people should, and are expected to, wear a face covering on public transport.
On train services , bus services and on the Edinburgh Tram, as well as at bus stations and railway stations, face coverings should be worn by all passengers and staff.
On ferry services, face coverings should also be worn by passengers and staff, unless the ferry is open to the elements and physical distancing can be achieved or the...
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