What do our region's passengers think about compulsory face coverings?

From June 15, the wearing of face coverings will be compulsory on public transport in England.

Passengers on buses, trains, the Tyne and Wear Metro, planes and ferries will all have to wear a face covering. It's hoped it'll stop anyone who has COVID-19, but no symptoms, from passing on the virus.

What happens if I don't wear one?

Travellers could be fined or refused permission to board buses or trains if they refuse to comply with the order.

Are there any exceptions?

The only exception is for very young children, disabled people and those with breathing difficulties.

Julia Barthram has been to see what passengers in our region, think of the new rules: