The UK government have issued safer travel guidance. With the encouragement of employer to make workplaces safe and for employees who cannot work from home to return to work where possible, employees and individuals need to be careful when travelling, especially on public transport.
In a statement to the House of Parliament, Grant Shapps stated ‘Undoubtedly transport is going to play a central role…. It will be key to restarting our economy, and in time enable us to renew and strengthen those precious social ties that are so deeply valued by us all… our nation’s emergence from this crisis will not be a single leap to freedom. It will be a gradual process’
…’we remain clear that those who can work from home should continue to do so. However, as those who cannot start to return to their jobs, the safety of the public and of transport workers must be paramount. That is why the Department for Transport has today (12 May 2020) published two new pieces of guidance.Safer travel guidance for passengers Safer travel guidance for operators
‘As transport begins to revert to a full service, the 2 metre social distancing rule will only leave effective capacity for 1 in 10 passengers overall. It is therefore crucial that we protect our network by minimising the pressures placed upon it and ensure it is ready to serve those who need it most… we are also asking those who need to make journeys to their place of work or other essential trips to walk or cycle wherever possible’