Public guidance for travelling – masks

With more and more businesses returning staff to HQ/offices, the Department for Transport (DfT) has updated the ‘Facemask’ section of their guidance to the public on how to undertake travel safely. The updated section now reads:

You should wear face coverings in crowded and enclosed areas where you come into contact with people you do not usually meet.

When wearing a face covering:

  • it is important to wash or sanitise your hands before and after touching your face covering
  • use a ‘black bag’ waste bin or litter bin to dispose of it – you should not put face coverings in a recycling bin or drop them as litter
  • be mindful that a face covering may inhibit communication with people who rely on lip reading, facial expressions and clear sound

You should remove your face covering if asked to do so by a police officer or other relevant person.

Read the updated guidance here.