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Back to Business: Travel and Movement

Government guidance on transport and travel continues to evolve in response to COVID-19, so please check the GOV.UK website for up-to-date travel advice:

You can help control coronavirus and travel safely by walking and cycling, if you can. Where this is not possible, use public transport or drive. You can also help control coronavirus by:

  • working safely - this may be working from home, or within the workplace if COVID-secure guidelines are followed closely
  • washing or sanitising your hands regularly
  • keeping your distance when you travel, where possible
  • avoiding the busiest routes, as well as busy times like the rush hour

Public transport

Do not use public transport if you have COVID-19 symptoms.

You must wear a face covering on public transport and in substantially enclosed areas of transport hubs in England. You will be breaking the law if you fail to do so and could be fined. Some people don’t have to wear a face covering for health, age or equality reasons.

Before travelling, people should check with their operator for details on service provision and travel advice, which includes:

  • Allowing people to exit before alighting
  • Avoiding touching anything on buses/ trains/ metros where possible
  • Carrying and using hand sanitiser when you travel
  • Washing hands before and after journeys
  • Avoiding crowding at doors when boarding
  • Maintaining a safe distance from other passengers, drivers and conductors
  • Using contactless payments where possible

Under the Public Health Act those not following the rules could be fined and transport operators will be able to refuse entry to people who do not wear face coverings.