It is now mandatory that all customers use a face covering when on the tram.
This extra layer of protection allows you and your fellow travellers to #StaySafe if social distancing becomes difficult whilst on board. A face covering should be worn for the duration of your journey.
Lea Harrison, Managing Director of Edinburgh Trams said:
We’re all in this together and we're doing all we can to keep our customers and colleagues safe. Please wear a mask on board if you are able and keep your time on the tram to a minimum by only leaving the house for essential journeys.
Not everyone can wear a face covering, please bear this in mind and be considerate when you are using the tram.
Customers who have a health condition where a face covering could cause difficulty breathing, pain, severe distress or any other reasonable exemption should download the Thistle Assistance app to let our on-board Ticket Inspectors know. If you do not have a smart phone or are unable to download the app, please press the green ‘Help’ button at any tram stop and let our Control room team know. They will pass this information on to the Ticket Inspector.
Where can I get a face covering?
To help you #StaySafe on your journey, we’ve also rounded up some local businesses in Edinburgh who are currently producing and selling face coverings online. You can also purchase face coverings from supermarkets and stores such as Boots but if you can shop local!
The Edinburgh Bow Tie Company based in Rose Street.
Slanj Kilts based just off the Royal Mile.
Totty Rocks based in Bruntsfield.
The Leith Toy Factory based on Constitution Street.
ALC based in Thistle Street.
Get all of our latest travel advice.