Sadiq Khan asks TfL to make mask with ‘transport condition’ – .

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Sadiq Khan asks TfL to make mask with ‘transport condition’ – .


The mayor of London has said he is “not ready” to “endanger” the underground, tram and other transport users in the capital by removing the rules on face coverings after the so-called “Freedom day”.

Depending on the conditions of use, enforcement agents could deny access or eject passengers deemed non-compliant while using the transportation network.

The request comes after the Prime Minister announced on Monday that most of England’s Covid-19 legal restrictions, including mandatory mask-wearing in many indoor public places, would end next week as part of the final step of its roadmap to get out of the coronavirus lockdown.
While Boris Johnson urged people to exercise their “personal responsibility” by continuing to wear masks in “crowded and enclosed spaces,” his successor as mayor called on TfL to go further by continuing to enforce their use.
The requirement would mean that passengers on all TfL services, which include the metro, bus, tram, Docklands Light Railway (DLR), Overground and TfL Rail, would continue to wear face coverings in the stations and throughout their journey, except they are exempt.
Mr Khan also called on TfL to put in place measures to ensure the continued use of masks in taxis and private hire vehicles by drivers and passengers, unless they are exempt.
“I have made it clear on several occasions that the simplest and safest option would have been for the government to maintain the national requirement for face covering in public transport,” Khan said.
“I am not ready to stand idly by and put Londoners and the takeover of our city in jeopardy.
“This is why, after careful consideration, I have decided to ask TfL to maintain the obligation for passengers to wear a face covering on all TfL services when national regulations change.
“By maintaining mandatory face masks, we will give Londoners and visitors the confidence and confidence to make the most of what our city has to offer, while protecting our heroic transport workers and those who may be vulnerable.” and rely on the network to get around. city.

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