Face coverings will be required on public transport journeys from 15 June, in accordance with government guidance, TfL has confirmed today.
Latest estimates suggest 30%-50% of public transport users are already wearing masks or face coverings for their journeys, but the new rules will make it a requirement.
The latest advice suggests that while face masks are unlikely to prevent the wearer from catching coronavirus, they reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus to others.
Face coverings will have to be worn for the duration of your journey, and can be a simple cloth covering the nose and mouth.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan commented: 'This is something I and others have been calling on ministers to do for some time, and is in line with a large body of evidence that they can help stop the spread of coronavirus', while emphasising that the transport network should still only be used for essential journeys, with Londoners being asked to walk or cycle when possible.
Check the latest guidance here, which includes details of how to make your own face covering: www.london.gov.uk/coronavirus/