Thursday 4 June 2020 / 5:51 PM Jim McMahon / Transport

Jim McMahon comments on the news that face covering will be compulsory on public transport

Jim McMahon MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, commenting on the news that face covering will be compulsory on public transport, said:

“This is just another example of the Government being slow to act. Two months ago, Labour immediately backed the Mayor of London’s call for face coverings on public transport to be compulsory. Yet only now Tory Ministers are acting.

“Two months after first raising this with Government we are still yet to hear whether drivers will be issued with gloves, masks, and other PPE items as standard, what specification this PPE should be and, if there isn’t sufficient PPE, whether buses should still run.

“We can’t go on like this. We need a comprehensive transport plan to get our public transport moving, to protect staff and to protect passengers.”