Perthshire Advertiser

Transport face mask reminder


Public transport users in Perth and Kinross are being urged to“take responsibi­lity”and cover their face when travelling on the railways.

ScotRail is urging customers as recent research has revealed that“some people are not following the set guidelines for safer travel”.

The train operator estimates that around 40 per cent of customers travelling in Perth and Dundee are not covering their face, despite the fact that the wearing of face coverings was made mandatory on June 22.

A limited supply of free face coverings is available at more than 20 of the busiest stations across Scotland until the end of this week, and more than 20,000 have been given away to help people get used to the new normal for rail travel.

Staff across Scotland’s Railway have also been provided with face coverings, masks, and visors to help keep them, and customers, safe.

David Simpson, ScotRail operations director, said:“While it’s encouragin­g to see that most people across the country are following the requiremen­t and covering their face when travelling, we need everyone to take personal responsibi­lity for their travel choices.

“The mandatory wearing of face coverings helps keep you, your fellow customers, and our people safe.

“We’ll continue to do everything we can to help you get used to the changes in rail travel and that’s why we are providing face masks at our busiest stations for a limited time.

“Please only travel if your journey is absolutely necessary and be prepared with your own face covering over the coming weeks and months ahead.”

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