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Rail industry responds to Prime Minister's announcement ahead of step 4

Comment following the Prime Minister's press conference in which he set out plans for the final step of the government's roadmap in England.

Responding to the Prime Minister’s announcement, a spokesperson for the Rail Delivery Group, said:

It’s good to see government treating public transport the same as other indoor settings by recommending that face coverings are worn only in crowded spaces, whether that’s on a train or elsewhere. Travelling by train is low risk as carriages are well ventilated with air regularly refreshed either by air conditioning systems, or by doors and windows being opened.

Of course, train companies will continue with extra cleaning and better information about how busy services are and we will support people who wish to continue wearing face coverings in future.

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