Face masks now required on planes, trains, ships and transit due to COVID-19: Garneau

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1:10Coronavirus outbreak: Expanded requirements for face coverings for transportation system workers

WATCH: Coronavirus outbreak: Expanded requirements for face coverings for transportation system workers

Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau is expanding the required use of face coverings on planes, trains, ships and transit to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Effective at noon on Thursday, airline flight crew and airport workers will be required to wear non-medical marks, in addition to the existing requirement for passengers.

Railway operators will have to notify passengers to wear a face covering when physical distancing of two metres from others can’t be maintained, or as requested by the rail companies.

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All railway workers will be required to be given face coverings and ensure they are worn according to risk or when mandated by local authorities.

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Marine workers will be advised to possess a face covering that will be worn depending on the workplace risk,

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