Blanket Rule On Face Masks Won't Be Enforced By Midlands Bus Company

It says it's putting the safety of passengers, staff and their families first.

A midlands bus company is asking its passengers - where possible - to wear a face mask.

With phase one of the lifting of lockdown restrictions now underway, passenger numbers are increasing on public transport.

Slieve Bloom coaches in Mountmellick operates a number of routes across the region.

Its transport manager Mark Farrell says they've installed sanitiser stations and safety screens for drivers on all vehicles, and touch points are disinfected after each service.

He says it would be unfair to enforce a blanket rule on face masks, but says they're determined to protect all passengers and staff:

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