Face masks to be made mandatory on public transport

Face masks will be made compulsory on all public transport in England from June 15, the Transport Secretary has said.

Travel operators could refuse to admit passengers if they are not covering their face from next week, Grant Shapps added.

He said the new rules will come under the National Rail conditions of travel, and the Public Service Vehicle Accessibility Regulations for buses, meaning British Transport Police could impose fines if people do not comply.

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Grant Shapps is a British politician who has served as Secretary of State for Transport since 2019. Shapps also has Cabinet responsibility for the Northern Powerhouse. A member of the Conservative Party, he has been the Member of Parliament for Welwyn Hatfield since the 2005 general election.

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