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I feel, though, that I must live in a more community spirited part of the country. Masks on buses are often worn as are masks in crowded places more often now. People are still regularly testing, and reporting, possibly causing our covid figures to seem higher than elsewhere.
Bus drivers do take an interest in passengers boarding or on bus. I have seen one man arriving carrying his t-shirt told to get the top on or he wasn't getting on the bus. Three young lads boarding while swearing were told to moderate language and another man swearing at bus driver was put off at next stop.
A few years ago, on a Megabus with a large group of students returning home, the driver gave a 5 minute talk at the start of the journey, pointing out that alcohol consumption on the bus was illegal and anyone doing it would be put off at the next layby when the police who had been notified would pick them up. While rowdy behaviour annoying passengers on the bus could end up with being put off at the next town and they could use their tickets to continue travel on the next bus. I've even seen a bus driver stop the bus and ask a passenger whose child had a toy giving out a police siren noise to stop the noise as it was distracting him.
All on different routes with different drivers.
However, it does seem that in the hopefully unlikely case that I do have to use public transport, I just wear a mask and keep as far away from others as possible.
The ONS has a separate system of monitoring to compile the statistics.