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UK News Wearing a mandatory mask in Eurostar and Thalys

16:05  07 may  2020
16:05  07 may  2020 Source:   easyvoyage.com

Deconfinement: at RATP and SNCF, concern is growing among unions

 Deconfinement: at RATP and SNCF, concern is growing among unions After the users themselves, it is the main unions of SNCF and RATP who are worried this Monday about the conditions of deconfinement in public transport, on the eve of Prime Minister Edouard Philippe's announcements.

Wearing a mandatory mask in Eurostar and Thalys

Masques obligatoires à bord d'Eurostar © Karel Miragaya / 123RF Mandatory masks on board Eurostar

Despite the health crisis linked to the coronavirus, the two railway companies continue to link Paris at London , Brussels and Amsterdam at a reduced frequency. On May 4, Eurostar announced that the wearing of the mask would be mandatory for all passengers.

Access denied and fine if the mask is not worn

Passengers who do not wear masks will be subject to a fine from the French or Belgian authorities, and will not be allowed to board the train. "Any type of mask or alternative is suitable as long as it effectively covers your nose and mouth," said Eurostar. The company clarified that catering was no longer offered and that assistance to people in need of assistance could no longer be guaranteed.

Mask compulsory in public transport

In France, the wearing of a mask will be compulsory in public transport from May 11, the date on which containment measures will be relaxed. Passengers who do not respect the wearing of the mask will be subject to a fine. In Belgium, where the country has the highest infection rate per capita in the world, these measures have been applied since May 4. Finally, in Spain, security agents and the police have been distributing free masks since Monday for passengers using public transport.

Coronavirus: breathing, cleaning & Co. - this is how everyday life works with mask .
© iStockphoto mask! Covering the mouth and nose is mandatory in many places. But there is still a lot of uncertainty in dealing with protection. Experts give tips and pointers. In times of Corona , the mask is part of everyday life. If you have not covered your mouth and nose, you are often not allowed to drive a bus or go shopping in the supermarket. This is intended to protect other people - and to some extent yourself - from possible infection with Sars-CoV-2.

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