Having been law since 15 June 2020, the legal requirement to wear a face covering in shops and onboard public transport will be lifted from Monday 19th July 2021.
We would still encourage all our passengers who can to wear a face covering when travelling with us. We are aware that this is also the feeling of many of our passengers, face coverings help us to protect others as well as ourselves.
A face covering can be a mask, scarf, snood, bandana or even something you can make out of an old t-shirt. View this handy guide on how to wear and make a face covering.
We will continue to carry out all of our other measures help to keep the risk of infection low, more details of these can be found here.
It is not compulsory for drivers to wear face coverings, although we continue to make them available to be worn in close contact situations such as supporting a wheelchair user, and on a voluntary basis whilst in the cab, our drivers are already working behind a screen to protect them.
It is worth saying that there has never been any evidence of virus transmission onboard buses during the pandemic and we hope that people will still adhere to many of the things that have become normal such as washing hands, not travelling when feeling unwell and coughing/sneezing into a tissue and then disposing of it.