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Helping the region’s transport network operate safely through Coronavirus

Helping the region’s transport network operate safely through Coronavirus 2020-12-30T17:00:27+00:00

As the region’s transport authority, WECA is working hard to make sure that people who need to travel can do so safely.

What we are doing

  • Working with transport providers and Government to provide the levels of services needed to meet the needs of those who need to travel, keeping passengers safe.
  • Supporting businesses through our Economic Task Force to adapt to new working practices and encouraging new active travel habits.
  • Working with councils to implement improvement measures to help people to continue to walk and cycle and to maintain social distancing when travelling.

Government travel advice is as follows:

New local restriction tiers apply in England. If you are in a high or very high tier, you should aim to reduce your journeys.

Across all tiers you should:

  • walk or cycle if you can – where that is not possible, use public transport or drive
  • plan ahead and avoid the busiest routes, as well as busy times
  • avoid car sharing with anyone from outside your household or your support bubble

Check the local restriction tiers that apply in your area and at your destination before you travel.

  • Capacity is limited on public transport due to social distancing so avoid the busiest routes and peak times where possible.
  • When using public transport, keep your distance from other passengers, wear a face covering, wash or sanitise your hands frequently and use contactless payment.

For more travel advice visit travelwest.info/coronavirus.