Does the ban on face coverings apply on public transport?

The ban on face coverings applies on metros, trains, trams and buses run by public transport companies. The ban does not apply in taxis or on boats, ferries and on-demand buses.

Under section 1 of the Passenger Transport Act, taxis, boats, ferries and on-demand buses are not regarded as forms of public transport. Section 1 of the Act defines public transport as follows: ‘timetabled, open-to-all passenger transport by car, bus, train, metro, tram or fixed-guideway vehicle’.

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