Face masks become mandatory in Wales when travelling in taxis from today


Image credit: Pixabay remixed

Face masks are now mandatory in taxis and other modes of transport in Wales under a new rule which was announced on 13 July.


The First Minister, Mark Drakeford, announced the news, saying: "For the sake of simplicity and consistency, as well as being part of our plan to help reduce the risk of transmission while on public transport where it is not always possible to maintain a 2m physical distance, it will become mandatory for people to wear a three-layer face covering while travelling – this includes taxis.”

Face coverings were made mandatory in England on 15 June for anyone travelling on public transport, but unlike in Wales taxis were not included, although it was advised. The advice to anyone wearing a face mask is to make sure it covers the nose, mouth, and chin and is secured with elastic loops or ties, include multiple layers, be washable and reusable.

Plaid Cymru leader, Adam Price MS, has previously warned that a slow and cautious approach to making the wearing of face masks mandatory “risks public health”.

963A03ED-3526-46F5-8B2D-CD54582F68A4.gif
  • Facebook TaxiPoint
  • Twitter TaxiPoint
  • YouTube TaxiPoint
  • Instagram
ltda banner.JPG

TRENDING...

VEHICLE...

COVID-19...

ETHOS 030 Taxi Point ad mob (002) MARKET
TAXI INSURANCE MMC October 2020.gif
Ascotts Taxi Repair
market
Plan Taxi Insurance
advertise with us.jpg

The views expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the publishers.

All written and image rights are reserved by authors displayed. Creative Common image licenses displayed where applicable.

Reproduction in whole or in part without prior permission from the publisher is strictly prohibited.

All written content Copyright of TaxiPoint 2021.