24th August Update: Face coverings will be mandatory on public transport

Face coverings on public and passenger transport will be the new normal from 11.59pm on Sunday 30 August.

To help stop the spread, you will have to wear a mask or face covering on buses, trains, ferries, planes, taxis and Ubers.

Recent Auckland cases demonstrate that transmission can occur on public transport.

Face coverings help keep you and others safe as they can help stop infectious droplets spreading when people speak, laugh, cough or sneeze. A bandana or a scarf can be used if you do not have a mask

If you’re using public transport, use physical distancing, wear a face covering and follow staff directions.

Our website has ideas on how to make your own face covering, plus advice on using and looking after your washable face covering properly. https://covid19.govt.nz/health-and-wellbeing/protect-yourself-and-others/wear-a-face-covering/


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