The CDC states that face masks are “required to be worn by all travelers while on public transportation. People must wear masks that completely cover both the mouth and nose.” However, it makes an exception for bus drivers saying that “masks should not be worn if their use creates a new risk.”
Can a bus driver refuse you for not wearing a mask?
Drivers cannot enforce the law around face coverings but they will issue a special ticket to passengers who are not exempt, advising it is the customer’s responsibility to comply with the law. The police have the authority to issue fixed penalty notices for those who refuse.
Does a bus driver have to wear a face mask?
A spokesperson said: “We have installed a protective film and sealed gaps around the drivers cab on buses to protect everyone, therefore drivers are not required to wear a face covering inside the cab. “Our staff will wear a face covering if they are working in a public area, unless they are exempt for medical reasons.
Can a bus driver refuse passenger?
Yes, if the driver deems that this will affect the health and safety of yourself and other passengers. The driver can also refuse travel if they deem your behaviour to be unruly. The driver has discretion at all times as to who boards the service.
Are face masks compulsory on public transport?
Face coverings must be worn on London transport, even after legal restrictions have been lifted on 19 July, London’s Mayor has said. … Face masks have been mandatory on public transport for the past year to curb the spread of the virus.