Failure to wear a face mask on Tube should be a criminal offence, says Sadiq Khan


Failure to wear a face mask on Tube should be a criminal offence, says Sadiq Khan

Sadiq Khan has said that he wants failing to wear a face mask on the London Underground to be against the law

The Mayor of London is lobbying the Government to allow Transport for London (TfL) to introduce a new bylaw requiring face coverings to be worn across the city’s public transport network.

This would reset the rules to before so-called Freedom Day on July 19, when face masks were required, and would empower police officers to refuse travel and give out fines to those who decline to wear one but are not exempt.

Mr Khan told the BBC Newscast podcast: “We are trying to lobby the Government to allow us to bring in a bylaw, so it will be the law again, so we can issue fixed penalty notices and we can use the police service and British Transport Police to enforce this.” 

He argued that enforcing face masks would bolster confidence for commuters and visitors to London’s West End, and cited Imperial College London studies showing “not one example” of Covid on surfaces or airflows on the Tube. 

“We need people to be coming back to the West End, we want to encourage people to return to their offices. They are not going to do so if they don’t feel public transport is safe,” he added.

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