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Face coverings to be mandatory on public transport in England


Bira is urging its members to stock up on face coverings after the Government made them mandatory for use on public transport from June 15 in England.

Tonight, Grant Shapps, Minister for Transport, announced that from mid-June, anyone travelling on public transport will be required to wear non-medical face coverings.

Last month, Bira teamed up with the Greater London Authority (GLA) to ensure hardware stores and other retailers can meet demand for face coverings. 

The joint effort followed London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s advice – and that of central government – that users of public transport, and places where social distancing is not possible, should wear protective face covering. sory

This advice has now been made compulsory and, as before, Bira is urging its members – and the wider retail sector – to stock up on face coverings to keep the public safe as they transition out of countrywide lockdown.

Read the full Government statement here

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