Masks on Transport

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Dear Merseytravel,
It is reported that masks are required on Transport
Please send me the exact directive for this to occur, and the science that it was based on

Yours faithfully,

Paul Price

Henderson, Andrew,

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Henderson, Andrew,

Dear Mr Price




Thank you for your recent request made under the Freedom of Information


From Monday 19^th July, face coverings have been recommended, but not
mandatory on bus and Merseyrail within the Liverpool City Region. We do
ask that face coverings are worn on Mersey Ferry services. This is in line
with advice provided by the Department for Transport on their website at
[1]this link. Merseytravel does not hold any scientific evidence on the
use of face coverings, and any questions regarding this should be directed
to the Department for Transport themselves.


I trust that this information is of interest to you.


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                Mrs Julie Watling

                Legal, Democratic Services & Procurement Manager


                PO Box 1976


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Andy Henderson



Senior Information Management Officer | Merseytravel | Mann Island, PO Box
1976, Liverpool, L69 3HN

Office: 0151 330 1679 | Email: [Merseytravel request email]


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