26 September 2023

New call to mask up on Metro

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Adelaide Metro has urged passengers to obey the compulsory face mask ruling on public transport as well as while waiting at, or moving through, stations.

In a statement, the public transport system said that while its staff were not required to enforce the SA Health mandate, they would still be reminding passengers to put a mask on or to wear it correctly.

“They know that some people can’t wear a mask due to a physical or mental health illness or condition, or disability,” the transport system said.

“Please be respectful to staff and other passengers, as reasons for not wearing a mask aren’t always obvious.”

It said despite that, SA Police would be on board buses, trains and trams checking to make sure all eligible passengers were wearing face masks over their noses and mouths.

“If you aren’t wearing a mask and do not have a medical exemption, it could result in a $1,090 fine,” Adelaide Metro said.

The transport system also made a plea for passengers to accept that some drivers might not be wearing a mask, for medical or other seasons.

“The seats directly behind the driver remain cordoned off to reduce the risk of exposure between bus drivers and passengers,” it said.

“Adelaide Metro is working with its service providers to explore new ways to promote face mask requirements on public transport, including such things as additional signage at stations and on trains, trams and buses,” the transport system said.

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