Has anyone else encountered the following? I travelled on a bus for the first time on Monday, 6 July, suitably masked. Of three of us upstairs two of us wore masks one person did not, which I assumed must have been because of a medical condition.
However, on the journey home I was one of four people travelling on the upstairs and I was the only one wearing a mask.
Having asked the bus driver how that was possible as I understood that if you didn’t have a mask you couldn’t travel on public transport.
I was told that drivers were not allowed to challenge anyone travelling without a face covering.
I had intended writing a complaint to the bus company, but decided to check the government guidelines, and to my horror discovered the amount of exemptions was a complete joke.
Quite frankly, I feel that responsible people are being put at risk by many who just can’t be bothered to consider the people around them.
I am in complete agreement with people who have a medical condition not wearing masks, but it should be possible to confirm this. I also think the government need to take a serious look at the guidelines and tighten them considerably, before we enter a second spike.
- regards, P. Wood (Mrs)