The Department for Transport has issued detailed advice on how to stay safe while travelling during the coronavirus outbreak.
The guidance covers all modes of transport – including walking and cycling – and calls on the public to avoid using public transport.
It also asks people to avoid unnecessary journeys and stay local as far as possible by working from home where possible, walking and cycling more and shopping locally.
The DfT guidance says: “Walking and cycling will reduce pressure on the public transport system and the road network. Consider walking and cycling if you can. Local cycling schemes can be used. Your local council can help you plan your journey by providing maps showing dedicated paths and routes.”
The DfT guidance also urges the public to “consider all other forms of transport before using public transport.”
“If you can, travel at off-peak times. Your transport operator can advise on off-peak times.
Try to start or end your journey using a station or mode of transport you know to be quieter or more direct. For instance, walk the first or last mile of your journey, or alight at an earlier station, where this is possible.”
Read the detailed guidance here: www.gov.uk