We've got face coverings covered
Face coverings on public transport are now mandatory, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be creative.
It is now the law in England and Scotland for most people to wear a face covering on public transport, including LNER services, with advice to wear them in and around train stations, too. We've highlighted suppliers along our route where you can get your own face covering or even make your own for travelling with us.
The important stuff
The English and Scottish Governments have introduced new laws to keep people safe when travelling by public transport. If you need to travel with us, please take time to familiarise yourself with the new laws. Please note that these are slightly different for England and Scotland.
The law states that:
- Face coverings must be worn when travelling on public transport in England and Scotland
- In Scotland it is a legal requirement to wear a face covering in all enclosed public places including stations
This means if you're travelling on board one of our trains, you must wear a face covering that covers your nose and mouth on board and if you're travelling between England and Scotland, this must be worn whilst in stations in Scotland. However, our advice is to continue wearing your face covering in stations before and after your journey regardless of where you're travelling between to keep you, other passengers and our colleagues safe.
There are some exceptions, for example, those with breathing difficulties or children under 11 in England and in Scotland children under 5 in those with breathing difficulties. You can check the list of exceptions on the Government website.
We're in this together
We always strive to support the communities we serve and this bond has become even stronger during COVID-19. In order to continue supporting our communities on the LNER route, we have been working to identify talented businesses and individuals who are creating face coverings for order.
Our colleagues will be sporting designs from these local suppliers and we wanted to share them with our customers too with our face coverings directory. If you or someone you know would like to be considered for our recommended supplier list, then please get in touch.
We have also created our own designs to promote destinations along our route including Edinburgh, Newcastle and London. You can get yours at www.personalisedfacemask.com/lner.
LNER route face covering suppliers
Or if you want to get creative and make your own design then you can follow our simple step by step face covering instructions.
Whether you’ve made your own or are supporting one of our community suppliers, we’d love to see you wearing your design, tweet us @LNER and use #TrainFace to show us your covering in action. We’ll be sharing some of our favourites!