As of part of temporary government measures to slow the spread of the Omicron variant in the UK, face coverings will become a legal requirement on public transport and in shops from Tuesday 30 November. For more information about the Omicron variant, visit the government's website

By law, you must wear a face covering on all public transport, including rail, Metrolink and bus services, as well as Metrolink stops and rail and bus stations unless you're exempt. Staff will be on hand across the network to provide face coverings to passengers. 

Services are busier than they have been for some time, so please be patient, plan ahead, allow extra time for your journey and be considerate of other passengers. 

If you can, try travelling outside the busiest times of the day, when services are likely to be quieter and there's more space available.

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