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Decision details

Provision of Face Coverings For Staff Travel

Decision Maker: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Decisions

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To provide face coverings where staff are asked to travel on public transport to perform critical services, and this is the only reasonable option available.


Reasons for the decision:

The Government announcement this week confirmed that wearing face coverings on public transport would be compulsory from 15th June.  The decision to provide face coverings has been taken in line with that guidance and the Council’s duties as an employer.

Given the current stock levels and the need for coverings to be provided by the 15th, non-PPE grade masks will be issued.  Guidance on the use of masks will also be provided.

This does not include how staff choose to travel to and from the workplace.


Urgent item?: Yes

Publication date: 25/06/2020

Date of decision: 11/06/2020