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COVID-19

Whilst we encourage everyone to follow government guidance and stay at home whenever possible, we also understand that for some, this isn’t possible, therefore this travel advice is for those making essential journeys. We will update this page with any new information as and when it reaches us.

Government Guidance:

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons, or work (where this absolutely cannot be done from home)
  • Stay at least 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home
  • The latest information can be found here

Walking and cycling

  • New Government measures allow one form of exercise a day. This includes running, walking or cycling.
  • Cycle shops may remain open for repairs​, please check with your local shop for individual details and hours.
  • Only walk and cycle alone or with members of your household (as long as they have not shown any symptoms)
  • Cycling and walking remain an easy way to stay fit and keep active, as long as government advice on social distancing is followed.
  • Remember to keep 2-3 metres between you and the nearest person.

Buses:

Following government guidance, bus operators have recognised both the drop in the number of people using their services, and also the importance of continuing to serve for key workers who cannot work from home.

Therefore, they have revised timetables where hours and frequencies have been reduced. These revised timetables differ based on area and on operators, so please check individual services for all updates and timetables.

Trains:

The national change of rail services has been in agreement with the Government. From Monday 23rd March, a reduced timetable was introduced due to a reduced demand, with the intention to delay the spread of the virus, whilst also allowing key workers to travel to and from work.

Around half the usual number of trains will run, where possible, early morning and late evening services will remain in timetable to allow key workers to travel to and from work. Rail services have ensured that there will enough capacity to allow essential travel, and to follow the guidance on social distancing.

Please check individual journeys and timetables here.

Coaches

National Express have now suspended their services with a restricted timetable scheduled to resume on 1st June.  For more information please visit their website.

Government guidance and advice

  • Work or stay at home wherever possible, you should only go out to work, shop for essentials or to exercise once a day. You should stay at least 2 metres away from others
  • If you have a new and continuous cough or a high temperature, you should stay at home for 7 days if you live alone, or 14 days if you live with others. Everyone else in your house must also stay at home for 14 days
  • Wash your hands more often than usual, for 20 seconds, particularly after returning home or after coughing or sneezing
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze

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