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Police to patrol Carlton school buses after reports that pupil passengers are flouting face covering rules

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A bus company has issued a warning after complaints that many Carlton pupils are refusing to wear face coverings on a bus service.

Passengers have been complaining to Nottingham City Transport (NCT) after a number of pupils were spotted without masks when using the 25,26 and 27 services.

The service takes pupils pupils to Carlton le Willows Carlton Academy and also Minster School in Southwell.

A spokesman for Nottingham City Transport said: “It’s very difficult for our drivers to enforce, as all they can do is remind children as they board.

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“We had to advise approximately 10 children to wear face masks to which they complied with when spoken to by police. One passenger stated he was not exempt and didn’t have a face mask so officers provided the passenger with a mask.

“Carlton Police are conducting onboard patrols to ensure the safety of passengers in that they adhere to the NCT Covid regulations of which is to wear a face mask whilst travelling on the buses.

“May we remind passengers using the service, to wear a mask, to be in place before they enter the bus covering the mouth and nose.I would say most of passengers were complying with wearing face masks.”

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  1. So why are students allowed on the bus without face coverings bus driver has camera he can see upstairs to see if anyone has removed face covering, far too much pussyfooting about in this country.

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