From 19 July, face coverings will remain compulsory on all TfL public transport, including tubes, buses and trames, after the government lifts restrictions. Wearing a face covering on transport and for the journey duration is a simple and effective way of reducing the spread of the virus and will give passengers confidence and reassurance to use transport services again and to get back into London. Other countries are also requiring the use of masks on public transport.
Enforcement officers will be on the network reminding TfL users to wear masks. This rule will be continuously reviewed. The transport secretary has supported this, and Andy Byford, the TfL Commissioner, is in agreement with the Mayor about this approach too.
In the meantime TfL’s continue to ensure that the public transport network is cleaner than ever before, with regular independent testing by Imperial College showing no traces of Covid, and they look forward to safely welcoming back customers to their services as Londoners head out to enjoy all that the city has to offer.