Using Public Transport During COVID-19

As the UK continues to attempt to bounce back from the coronavirus pandemic and its resulting lockdown measures, the use of public transport is one aspect of daily life that must be reconsidered. Whether you are using a bus for a trip to the shop or riding the tube as part of your daily commute, it is important that you take the proper precautions to protect both yourself and your fellow riders while on public transport.

To ensure a safe and successful trip, travellers should plan their journeys ahead of time and follow these steps:

  • Conduct research—Routes and schedules may have changed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Take the time to check with transport operators before you embark.
  • Avoid crowds—The fewer people with whom you come into contact during your trip, the better. Travel during off-peak times, and utilise stations and stops that are less busy.
  • Limit changes—Minimise the number of changes that you make during your trip, such as transfers between buses and trains.
  • Enjoy the weather—Summer is already fading into autumn. Avoid transport-related risks by enjoying the warm weather before it’s gone and walking for a longer portion of your trip.

In addition to planning your trip, make sure that you are adhering to any other rules or regulations that may have changed due to the pandemic, such as the requirement of face coverings.

 

This article is intended for informational purposes only and is not intended to be exhaustive, nor should any discussion or opinions be construed as professional advice. Readers should contact a health professional for appropriate advice. Content by Zywave, Inc. provided by TH March.

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