Peninsula Transport has welcomed the new government guidance for people who cannot work from home as they start to return to work.
The government has asked those who are returning to work to walk, cycle or use their car and avoid using public transport unless necessary. People need to think carefully about the times, routes and ways they travel to ensure there is enough space for everyone to stay safe. It helps if people plan ahead by identifying alternative routes and options in case of unexpected disruption and leave extra time because queueing is likely.
Where people need to use trains or buses to get to work they are reminded to:
    • Maintain social distancing (6ft apart) where possible
    • Wear a face covering when social distancing is not possible
    • Travel at off peak times if possible
    • Book tickets online
    • Use contactless payments
    • Take a less busy route
    • Start or end journeys at less busy stations
    • Wash hands before and after travelling
Cllr Geoff Brown, Chair of Peninsula Transport said: “ This is the first small step to getting our economy back to work. Obviously anyone who can work at home should continue to do so and I would strongly encourage employers to think about staggered work start and finish times. Please only use public transport if you absolutely have to so we can make sure people can travel safely. If you can walk or cycle to work please do so. And if you are driving please drive safely and take extra care so we don’t put extra strain on the NHS or emergency services.”
The full government guidance can be found here