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Face Coverings and Public Transport Posted on 8 Jul 2020

Face Coverings and Public Transport

Face coverings was made mandatory on public transport from 22 June 2020. Practices have had many queries from patients about this and requests for exemption letters. Transport Scotland has comprehensive guidance for the public in this issue.

Section "On your journey – staying safe" states - You must wear a face covering when using public transport in order to prevent the transmission of the virus. For children under 5 years of age or those with particular health conditions who cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering because of any physical or mental illness or impairment or disability or without severe distress an exemption applies. There is no requirement to obtain evidence in the form of a letter from a doctor or government that you are exempt. If you have a condition which means you cannot wear a face covering you need only advise if asked that you cannot wear a face covering because you are exempt for one of the reasons listed above.

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