Public reminded Level 5 restrictions remain on public transport

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People are being reminded that despite the easing of some restrictions in recent weeks, the 25% passenger limit on public transport is still in place.

Public transport operators have been responding to an increase in demand by creating extra seats where possible, the National Transport Authority has said.

NTA Chief Executive Anne Graham said that people are being asked to avoid travelling at peak times when school children and essential workers are using public transport and only to use public transport for necessary journeys.

With the decent weather across Ireland today, she said that many people are no doubt looking forward to getting outdoors.

“When people are planning their journeys, it is important to remember that level 5 restrictions on public transport, including the 25% capacity limit, remain in place,” said Anne Graham.

“People who can work from home should work from home. We continue to encourage people to walk or cycle where possible.

“Customers who have no alternative to public transport should expect their journey to take longer and plan ahead accordingly.”

Ms Graham added that drivers and other public transport staff are working in a very challenging environment, and customers should remain respectful of them at all times.

“And of course, wear a face covering while using public transport.”