BVG wants to provide more information on compulsory masks
Due to the threat of fines from Saturday (June 27, 2020) for violations of the obligation to wear masks on buses and trains, the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) want to inform their customers even more about the corona rules.
"We are currently additionally affixing stickers to all doors of our vehicles to indicate that masks are mandatory," said a BVG spokesman on Friday at the request of the German Press Agency.
Postings, announcements, floor stickers and social media information planned
It consisted of 1300 metro cars, 1500 buses, 350 trams and six ferries. The measure was intended as a supplement to many other references to compulsory masks. These include notices, recurring announcements in stations and vehicles, floor stickers on the platform, running lines on the departure monitors or information on the website and social media channels.
Violation of mask obligation cost up to 500 Euro
Because recently more and more passengers in buses and trains did not wear masks to protect against corona infections, the senate had decided on Tuesday to impose a fine: Violations of the mask requirement, which has been in effect since the end of April, will result in a fine of 50 to 500 euros starting Saturday. The police are to enforce this by means of controls. "We welcome all measures that contribute to more discipline in wearing a mouth-nose-cover in public local traffic", said the BVG spokesman.
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Last edited: Friday, 26. June 2020 12:10 Uhr