MERSEYRAIL has issued guidance to passengers on the wearing of facemasks ahead of national lockdown restrictions ending on Monday.

The majority of lockdown restrictions will come to an end and face coverings will no longer be a legal requirement on public transport.

Andy Heath, managing director at Merseyrail, said: "However, we do expect passengers to follow government guidance and wear a face covering in crowded spaces out of respect for others unless exempt.

"As we have throughout the pandemic, we will continue to do as much as we can to keep our staff and passengers safe by extensively cleaning trains and stations throughout the day using specialist cleaning products."