Face Coverings from 30th November 2021

1 month ago Mon 29th Nov 2021

Face coverings must be worn on the bus

The government has announced that from 4am on Tuesday 30th November 2021, face coverings will be compulsory in shops and on public transport.

When travelling on NCT buses and visiting our Travel Centre, you will be required to wear a face covering at all times.

There are some circumstances where people may not be able to wear a face covering and the reasons for this may not be visible to others. Please be mindful and respectful of people who are not wearing a face covering, which includes:

  • people who cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering because of a physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability
  • people for whom putting on, wearing or removing a face covering will cause severe distress
  • people speaking to or providing assistance to someone who relies on lip reading, clear sound or facial expressions to communicate
  • people avoiding the risk of harm or injury to themselves or others

Please continue to keep windows open on board the bus to maximise air flow and ventilation and use the on board hand sanitiser when getting on and off the bus.

The police are responsible for enforcing the requirement to wear a face covering, which can result in a fine.

Thank you for your continued support and for doing your bit to keep our employees, other passengers and yourself safe.