Helsinki area public transport to impose passenger masks | Yle Uutiset
The Helsinki Regional Transport Authority (HSL) introduced Thursday that it’s going to make the carrying of face masks obligatory for passengers on its transport providers, as a result of epidemic state of affairs within the area.
From Saturday March 13, he stated, passengers can be required to put on face masks when driving his buses, trams, trains and ferries. Nevertheless, HSL famous that folks unable to put on a face masks for medical causes could be exempt from the rule.
The authority launched the announcement on Thursday, however stated it will launch additional data on the steerage on Friday. He stated masks obligations could be added to his situations of carriage.
HSL has beneficial the usage of the masks since final August.
The announcement of HSL’s masks got here a day after the same announcement was made by Finnish VR Railways. This requirement can be in impact on all long-distance VR trains and a few commuter trains (D, G, M, R, T and Z), which function between Helsinki, Lahti and Tampere.
VR stated it’s going to begin requiring passengers to put on masks from Thursday, March 11.
VR has additionally made a waiver of the foundations for folks with well being situations stopping their use.