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Author Topic: Face nappies and traveling on trains  (Read 422 times)
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« on: June 01, 2020, 02:30:51 pm »

Today for the first time since mid March I made a journey into central London and out to SE London  Shocked

Equipped with a face nappy  ............ errr I mean disposable surgical face mask and alcohol hand gel I caught the 06:23 from Maidenhead to Padd a 12 car train plenty of seats and at a social distance too.  GWR do not seem to be recommending the wearing of face nappies

Onto the Bakerloo line, not many people on the train social distancing a little more challenging but even so the train was no where near even busy, TfL do however recommend the wearing of face nappies on their services, also at the entry and exit ticket barriers there are had gel dispensers.


I must admit apart from feeling at first like a wally wearing a face mask after a while it just felt the there right thing to do, certainly while others were on a platform or sitting close.

The must have fashion item this summer - a face nappy  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2020, 02:47:13 pm »

GWR do not seem to be recommending the wearing of face nappies

Well, it is in their list of things to do (if you really insist on using their trains). The current version on line has:
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Consider others
    maintain social distancing, with fellow passengers, staff and the British Transport Police
    follow staff advice and signs at stations and on our trains
    spread yourselves out along the platforms as much as possible
    wear a mask or face covering if you can
    stay on the platform until people get off the train, and keep the vestibules free

Stay safe

    use contactless to pay wherever you can
    use hand sanitiser and wash your hands regularly
    bring your own food and drink, as we have no catering on our trains

So, can you wear a mask while you consume your packed lunch? Presumably for that time you can't. Which might be more of an issue on longer trips on SNCF or airlines where the use of masks is madatory, and part of the justificaion for putting someone else in the seat next to you.

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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2020, 04:24:10 pm »

GWR do not seem to be recommending the wearing of face nappies

Well, it is in their list of things to do (if you really insist on using their trains). The current version on line has:
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Consider others
    maintain social distancing, with fellow passengers, staff and the British Transport Police
    follow staff advice and signs at stations and on our trains
    spread yourselves out along the platforms as much as possible
    wear a mask or face covering if you can
    stay on the platform until people get off the train, and keep the vestibules free

Stay safe

    use contactless to pay wherever you can
    use hand sanitiser and wash your hands regularly
    bring your own food and drink, as we have no catering on our trains

So, can you wear a mask while you consume your packed lunch? Presumably for that time you can't. Which might be more of an issue on longer trips on SNCF or airlines where the use of masks is madatory, and part of the justificaion for putting some else in the seat next to you.




Its just everywhere on the Tube there are signs saying wear face covering; GWR are not unique in not displaying signs saying to wear face coverings SE Trains were the same.

My railway employer has stated its manditory for us as employees to wear face coverings when we travel on trains whether for work travel or commuting.

Eating a sandwich through a face mask does make the texture and taste reminiscent of a BR ham and tomato sandwich ------- dry with a strange taste  Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2020, 04:31:04 pm »

Eating a sandwich through a face mask does make the texture and taste reminiscent of a BR ham and tomato sandwich ------- dry with a strange taste  Grin Grin Grin

Decades ago - I forget which programme - I saw a sketch on 'A week in the life of a BR sandwich'. On day 7 it was used as the resilient pad between sleeper and rail.  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2020, 05:17:24 pm »

I guess a lot of forum member got the GWR e-mail of 15th May, which had this version of the guidelines:
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Plan ahead
Buy your tickets in advance online
Allow more time for your journey
Try to travel during quieter times
   
Consider others
Maintain social distancing
Wear a mask or face covering
Catch coughs or sneezes with a tissue
   
Stay safe
Pay contactless wherever possible
Bring sanitiser and wash your hands regularly
Bring your own food and drink from home

So, are you supposed to take off you mask or face covering to cough or sneeze? Or, if not, ...?
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