East Antrim Alliance MLA, Stewart Dickson, has welcomed an announcement that the Executive has agreed that face coverings should be compulsory when travelling on public transport from Friday 10th July.
Mr Dickson commented: “Although we have come a long way in tackling the infection, Covid-19 is still present in Northern Ireland, so it is important that we all take precautions as we try to move back towards normality. Wearing face masks can help protect against the spread of the virus, and in the enclosed area of a bus or train, where distancing is also more difficult, they can help keep other passengers and staff safe.
“The Department for Infrastructure is advising that any sort of covering that covers the nose and mouth is adequate. Furthermore, there will be exemptions for those who suffer from conditions where masks would make it more difficult to breathe, so please be mindful of this if you see someone not wearing a mask.”
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