First Bus encourages respect as Covid face covering laws change in England

First Bus has urged customers to be respectful of others as rules surrounding mask wearing change.

By Alex Grant
Thursday, 27th January 2022, 4:45 am

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Included among a host of changes include the wearing of face coverings on public transport.

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Included among a host of changes include the wearing of face coverings on public transport. Picture: Dan Rowlands/SWNS.

Over the winter months face coverings have been mandatory on all forms of public transport in an attempt to curb the spread of the Omicron variant.

But from today they will return to being a personal choice.

In a statement provided on the company Twitter account First Bus West Yorkshire has urged passengers to be respectful of the choices of those around them.

"We encourage everyone to respect fellow passengers & to look out for each other." the tweet read.

Enhanced cleaning and open windows for ventilation are also set to be in place across services as the bus company seeks to keep operations running smoothly.

Other changes include the removal of a work from home order and mask wearing in classrooms.

From tomorrow, wearing face coverings onboard is a personal choice in England. We encourage everyone to respect fellow passengers & to look out for each other. Enhanced cleaning, open windows for ventilation & the First Bus App, helps keep travelling with us safe and enjoyable.