Face masks will be compulsory on public transport in Wales from 27 July.
The mandate was made by Wales First Minister Mark Drakeford earlier today at the morning press briefing and coronavirus update, but it immediately drew criticism from Welsh Conservatives who wanted to know why there was a delay if any medical evidence supported use of masks.
In two weeks time, masks must be worn on buses and trains and in aircraft, taxis or riverboats where 2m social distancing is not possible. They are compulsory in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland public transport.
Mr Drakeford said, “For the sake of simplicity and consistency, as well as being part of our plan to help reduce the risk of transmission while on public transport where it is not always possible to maintain a two metre physical distance, it will become mandatory for people to wear a three-layer face covering while travelling – this includes taxis.”