Published On: Tue, Jul 13th, 2021
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No Train Operators or Major Bus and Coach Firms Will Require Masks in Englandon July 13, 2021 at 12:43 pm

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No domestic train operators or major bus and coach firms will require passengers to wear face coverings on services in England from Monday, according to industry bodies. Transport companies have the power to turn away customers who refuse to cover their noses and mouths even when the legal requirement is lifted on July 19. On Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said “we expect and recommend” that people continue to wear face coverings in “crowded and enclosed spaces … such as on public transport.” Cross-Channel train firm Eurostar and airlines such as British Airways, easyJet, and Ryanair will continue to require passengers to wear face coverings from July 19. But train industry body the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) announced that all domestic train operators, such as Avanti West Coast, TransPennine Express, and Southeastern, will not go that far. An RDG spokesman said: “Rail companies will ask people to follow the Government …

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