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Minister For Transport Says Public Transport Will Return To 100% Capacity This Week

Published on Aug 30 2021 1:30 PM in General Industry tagged: Trending Posts / Public Transport

Minister For Transport Says Public Transport Will Return To 100% Capacity This Week

Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan has said that public transport will return to 100% capacity this week.

Public transport is operating at 75% capacity at present under current COVID-19 restrictions.

As reported by rte.ie, Ryan said on RTÉ's This Week radio programme that there will be a series of phased relaxations of restrictions in September starting with public transport, and the change to public transport is to accommodate the return of schools, colleges and people going back to the office.

COVID-19 Case Numbers Still High

However, Ryan reportedly pointed out that with COVID-19 case numbers still being high, it will require personal responsibility and the continuation of mask-wearing.

Sunset Clauses

Ryan reportedly said that the sunset clauses on a lot of legislation governing restrictions will be reached soon and that legislation will then be removed.

Masks Should Remain Mandatory

Ryan reportedly said that as a society "we can police ourselves without having to have overly strict structures", and reportedly added that masks should remain mandatory on public transport.

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