Staying safe: Latest Government updates

The Government has updated its advice following the easing of the lockdown restrictions on Sunday 10 May.

Travel

Here’s the Government’s advice on safe travel across a range of transport options, including public transport, walking & cycling, taxis and private hire cars and private cars.

  • From the perspective of a vulnerable person, the Government’s advice is still to avoid transport and travel if at all possible. If you are shielding or self-isolating due to a health condition that makes you extremely vulnerable to Coronavirus, you should not travel and get support for your food shopping from a family member of the NHS volunteer responders
  • For ALL people, face coverings are now recommended for situations where social distancing is not possible, including public transport (trains, buses and taxis) and in private cars.

You can download the Government’s Safer travel information sheet or read their guidance below.

Safer travel guidance for passengers information sheet

Other key points for staying safe

  • Don’t be too close to people for more than a short period of time
  • Avoid face-to-face positions (side-by-side is better)
  • Wear face coverings where social distancing is difficult
  • Wash and dry hands often and thoroughly
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Stay at home where possible
  • Minimise the number of people you spend time with
  • Wash clothes regularly
  • Ventilate rooms.

Read the full advice here.

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