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Safer Transport Guidance for Operators - updated by the Department for Transport

1 Dec 2020

The update contains new information relating to the new local Tier system, and travel over the Christmas period

  • The guidance reiterates that passengers and people working on the transport network should maintain 2 metres distance from people outside their household or support bubble, where possible
  • Where a 2 metre distance cannot be maintained, a 1 metre distance can be used, with suitable mitigations such as face coverings, enhanced cleaning and increased ventilation
  • The guidance also reminds operators that where a less than 2m social distance with mitigations is being utilised this must be clearly set out in your risk assessments
  • The updated guidance includes information about the rules in place from 2 December
  • These rules do not place any capacity constraints on Coaches operating private hires or leisure tours
  • Operators can provide transport services in accordance with the rules that apply to the Tier where they are located and where their passengers originate
  • Operators can continue to provide transport services which can accommodate separate multiple groups which conform to the requirements of the relevant social contact rules for the relevant regional tier restrictions

 

Further information:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-transport-guidance-for-operators