It will soon be an offence not to wear a face covering on public transport

It's to become an offence not to wear a face covering on public transport.

Cabinet will discuss the proposal from the Transport Minister as capacity is expected to be increased to 50 percent on Monday as part of Phase 3 of easing Covid-19 restrictions.

The National Bus and Rail Union has welcomed the idea, however it has concerns around how it will be enforced.

Minister Shane Ross explains what he will put to his Cabinet colleagues this afternoon - press PLAY

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