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Transport charity calls for mask guidance to ‘not stigmatise’ public transport

07 July 2021

Campaign for Better Transport has called for consistency when the Government publishes its guidance on face coverings next week and to ensure public transport is not singled out or stigmatised.

Paul Tuohy, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport, said: “We want to ensure that public transport is not stigmatised or singled out as we move onto the next stage of the Government’s roadmap. Any guidance on the use of face coverings should be applied consistently across all sectors. Unfairly stigmatising public transport as inherently more dangerous when there is no evidence to support this will hinder the economy and plunge us further towards a car-based recovery.”

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For further information please contact the press office on 07984 773 468 (calls only no texts) or communications@bettertransport.org.uk

Notes to Editors

  1. Campaign for Better Transport operates in England and Wales. Campaign for Better Transport's vision is for all communities to have access to high quality, sustainable transport that meets their needs, improves quality of life and protects the environment. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).
  2. Campaign for Better Transport recently launched The Way Forward campaign, a national public awareness campaign which aims to harness public and Government support for public transport through traditional, social and online media and campaign actions. For more information see: www.the-way-forward.org.