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I repeat - MANDATORY. Bus companies/drivers look up the meaning.

It does not mean suggested or advised or if you can be bothered or if you feel like it, it means MANDATORY.

If i am on a bus and someone gets on without a mask I will be asking for an explanation from the driver. i can see many arguments ensuing let alone virus being transmitted.

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6 minutes ago, Jen17 said:

I repeat - MANDATORY. Bus companies/drivers look up the meaning.

It does not mean suggested or advised or if you can be bothered or if you feel like it, it means MANDATORY.

If i am on a bus and someone gets on without a mask I will be asking for an explanation from the driver. i can see many arguments ensuing let alone virus being transmitted.

But it’s not mandatory to wear a mask.  Only a face covering.  And there are exceptions for people to not wear those either.  Maybe leave it up to the drivers and British Transport Police to challenge patrons.  

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On 25/06/2020 at 19:44, Jen17 said:

I repeat - MANDATORY. Bus companies/drivers look up the meaning.

It does not mean suggested or advised or if you can be bothered or if you feel like it, it means MANDATORY.

If i am on a bus and someone gets on without a mask I will be asking for an explanation from the driver. i can see many arguments ensuing let alone virus being transmitted.

Note the drivers have no power to enforce the rule, but they will ask for proof that anyone not wearing a face covering is exempt.

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I’ll be exempt from wearing a face covering when I’m free to use public transport on 1st August. How do I prove it- just go to First website, download and print the exemption certificate, anyone can do it !!???

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On 25/06/2020 at 19:52, RollingJ said:

Note the drivers have no power to enforce the rule, but they will ask for proof that anyone not wearing a face covering is exempt.

I can assure you that they are not

On 25/06/2020 at 19:48, Arnold_Lane said:

But it’s not mandatory to wear a mask.  Only a face covering.  And there are exceptions for people to not wear those either.  Maybe leave it up to the drivers and British Transport Police to challenge patrons.  

Yes I accept your point although pedantic . Any face covering. Drivers are NOT challenging and have been told not to even ask passengers if they have one,

18 hours ago, catmiss said:

I’ll be exempt from wearing a face covering when I’m free to use public transport on 1st August. How do I prove it- just go to First website, download and print the exemption certificate, anyone can do it !!???

Well pointed out. I have been asked by someone to help them do this although there is no medical reason to not wear one. Obviously I refused to help.

On 25/06/2020 at 19:52, RollingJ said:

Note the drivers have no power to enforce the rule, but they will ask for proof that anyone not wearing a face covering is exempt.

No they are not even asking people if they have one !

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4 hours ago, Jen17 said:

I can assure you that they are not

Yes I accept your point although pedantic . Any face covering. Drivers are NOT challenging and have been told not to even ask passengers if they have one,

Well pointed out. I have been asked by someone to help them do this although there is no medical reason to not wear one. Obviously I refused to help.

No they are not even asking people if they have one !

Yes there are medical reasons to not wear a face mask= https://metro.co.uk/2020/05/19/people-asthma-shouldnt-wear-face-masks-experts-warn-12723945/
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Catmiss

 

I downloaded the first bus exemption card to my phone.When I got on the bus going into town I swiped my bus pass was not asked about why not wearing a face covering at all.On the return journey the driver asked where my face covering was so I just said I’m exempt and showed him the download on my phone and he said ok and let me board.

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Forgot to say I wasn’t asked to provide any proof and only proof I had with me was my inhaler

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Wasn't it mentioned that public transport would also have additional staff travelling on them advising & questioning passengers about face coverings & social distancing? 

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Not heard that, maybe a PTE "promise" sounds like one. i.e. unworkable.

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On 25/06/2020 at 19:52, RollingJ said:

Note the drivers have no power to enforce the rule, but they will ask for proof that anyone not wearing a face covering is exempt.

Of course they do. I'm a bit mystified by this if I'm honest. It's been mandatory to wear face coverings on public transport for a while now. No mask, don't let them on. If I try and get on without any money they won't let me will they?

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1 minute ago, tinfoilhat said:

Of course they do. I'm a bit mystified by this if I'm honest. It's been mandatory to wear face coverings on public transport for a while now. No mask, don't let them on. If I try and get on without any money they won't let me will they?

They don't - if I have the time this afternoon, I'll dig out the link I saw on another, less argumentative, slightly better informed forum.

 

The 'attempting to travel without payment' regulations have been enshrined in long-standing law - again, I will have a look for the relevant legislation if more important things are finished in time.

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