Victorian public transport users face fines for flouting mask rules.
Victorian commuters now face hefty fines for not wearing a mask on public transport.
From Monday Police and Protective Services Officers are patrolling trains, trams and busses ensuring travellers are wearing a face-mask.
The heavy police blitz follows revelations almost half of commuters are flouting the Covid-19 compliance requirements and not covering up.
Those who actively refuse to follow the guidelines will cop a $200 fine.
Masks on Public Transport:
Public Transport Users Association's Tony Morton believes "the tougher approach makes sense".
"It’s not that public transport is necessarily the riskiest place for contracting Covid, it’s that you can't enforce a QR code check-in on every vehicle", he said.
A free mask will first be offered, for those who don't have one.
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