Face coverings required to travel on public transport

52 days ago

Residents in Carmarthenshire are being reminded that face coverings must be worn when travelling on all public transport.

In response to the coronavirus, Welsh Government has announced that anyone travelling on enclosed public transport including buses, coaches, trains, taxis, trams, ferries and aircraft (where they take off in Wales) will need to cover up to help stop the spread of the virus.

The requirement also applies to tourist services such as mountain railways and excursion buses.

Exemptions will apply to those with certain health conditions, disabled people and children under the age of 11.

Face coverings should be worn for the duration of the journey on public transport.  This means they must be worn from when you get on the vehicle and they must stay in place until you get off.

This is also the case at indoor bus or railway stations, airports and ferry ports.

Carmarthenshire County Council’s executive board member for transport, Cllr Hazel Evans said: “It is really important that we adhere to these guidelines to help limit the spread of the coronavirus. It is your legal responsibility to wear a face covering when travelling on public transport unless you have an exemption.

To keep everyone safe please take your face covering with you at the end of your journey and store the used face covering in a plastic bag and take it home. 

Please bear in mind that some passengers are exempt from the requirement to wear one and the reasons for some exemptions may not be immediately obvious. The virus is still very much with us and we all need to work together to keep everyone safe.”

Further information on Welsh Government guidelines

Welsh Government FAQs

For taxis and private hire