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Railways: Coronavirus

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 35850, tabled on 19 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what support he is providing to (a) train operators and (b) local authorities in the event that they decide to continue requiring the use of face coverings after the final step of the Government's covid-19 roadmap has been implemented.

Answered on

26 July 2021

It is for train operators and local authorities, including those with devolved powers relating to public transport such as Transport for London, to decide how to manage the transport services they provide, taking account of the Government guidance on safer transport as well as local needs and situations. Government recommends and encourages the use of face coverings in crowded and enclosed spaces where people come into contact with others they don’t normally meet, including on public transport.