Face coverings will become compulsory on public transport in England from Monday 15 June.*
It is important that you do not use medical grade PPE masks, to ensure these remain available for frontline staff.
You can make a face covering at home. The government has produced some advice on how you can make a face covering.
Wearing a face covering
A cloth face covering should cover your mouth and nose while allowing you to breathe comfortably. It can be as simple as a scarf or bandana that ties behind the head.
Wash your hands or use hand sanitiser before putting it on and after taking it off. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth at all times and store used face coverings in a plastic bag until you have an opportunity to wash them.
Do not touch the front of the face covering, or the part of the face covering that has been in contact with your mouth and nose. Once removed, make sure you clean any surfaces the face covering has touched.
You should wash a face covering regularly. It can go in with other laundry, using your normal detergent.
When wearing a face covering, take care to tuck away any loose ends.
Safer Transport in Hertfordshire
We have issued some guidance on how you can keep yourself and others safe when travelling on public transport.
*Exemptions - people who do not have to wear a face covering
Please find a full list here of people who do not have to wear a face covering.