I was stopped by Marine Police last night while kayaking near the sea border for a routine ID check.
It a was confirmed with them that a kayak is private place. No problem for no mask.
Wait, I just realised under transport regulations, bicycles are private vehicles.
Absolutely, so is a tricycle.
It’s a private vehicle and space.
Moreover, if wearing a mask interferes with the safe operation of your vehicle (by fogging up your glasses), and this risks causing physical harm to you or others (by crashing) further grounds (CAP 599I 5A (3) (c)) to not wear one exist.
Also, as it is not illegal to gather for purpose of transportation, cycling in a group would seem to be legal. (CAP 599G Schedule 1 (Exemptions) 1.) A stretch? Maybe.
Resting after a group ride, one might argue, would be similar to stopping at a gas station.. A further stretch perhaps, but if 8 people can sit in a car without a mask between them...
Last edited by hike; 01-08-2020 at 08:10 PM.
You see the distinction between public places and vessels/conveyances often. For example, CAP 232 (Police Powers) sec 54. uses “or” after stating “public place” when referring to vessels and conveyances.
If a police officer finds any person in any street or other public place, or on board any vessel, or in any conveyance, at any hour of the day or night, who acts in a suspicious manner, it shall be lawful for the police officer—