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It's a cover-up! New facemask rules take effect

FACE it... things have sure changed. Where once you'd never have a seen facemask outside the hospital or maybe the dentist, they are now mandatory on public transport. Moving to Phase II of Nicola Sturgeon's roadmap out of lockdown meant that across Scotland thousands more people could return to work, lifting the number of people using public transport by an estimated one third from the start of lockdown. So face coverings have been, since Monday, compulsory on public transport. The rules cover buses, trains, aircraft, enclosed areas onboard ferries, taxis and private hire cabs First Minister Miss Sturgeon said face coverings "can help to reduce the risk of transmission" of Covid-19 but stressed that physical distancing, hand washing and good hygiene were still essential to prevent infection. The message seems to have got through as passengers and staff at Stranraer station today were complying.

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