The general rule is that everyone must stay 1.5 metres apart. Sometimes, like on public transport, this is not possible. As society opens up, there will be more situations in which we cannot stay 1.5 metres away from one another.
From 1 July the following rules apply to transport:
- Use of public transport is no longer restricted to essential travel only and all seats on buses, trains, trams and metros can be used. However, it is still important to avoid peak hours.
- Passengers over the age of 12 must wear a non-medical face mask. Face masks do not need to be worn in stations, on platforms or while waiting for public transport at a stop.
- The fine for not wearing a mask on public transport is €95.
- For other shared forms of transport, such as taxis, passenger vans and coaches, passengers must reserve and must undergo a pre-travel health check. Non-medical face masks must also be worn by all passengers over the age of 12.
- People travelling in a car or other private vehicle are advised to wear non-medical face masks if there are 2 or more people in the vehicle who belong to different households.
- On other forms of transport the rule is: stay 1.5 metres apart.
- You can buy or make your own non-medical face masks.
- Avoid travelling at peak hours.
- Schools and universities will take measures to prevent public transport becoming too busy during peak hours. For example by adjusting school hours.
- Employers will also take measures to prevent public transport becoming too busy during peak hours. For example by encouraging staff to work from home and by adjusting working hours if travel is necessary.