Australians who can’t avoid using public transport at peak times should consider wearing masks to stop the spread of coronavirus.
The nation’s top medical officials have stopped short of recommending people wear masks, but say they may choose to do so in situations where it is not feasible to maintain a 1.5m distance from others.
Premiers and chief ministers have agreed to a set of principles on how public transport can operate safely as coronavirus restrictions ease.
Health officials advising them say it is still best for people to avoid public transport where possible, especially at peak times.
People should definitely not use public transport if they are unwell.
Trains, buses and trams and their stops will be cleaned regularly, and most governments have installed some visual guide of where people should sit or stand to maintain physical distancing.