It is important to plan your journey, especially at the moment to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Here are some tips from the University’s Transport Team.
- Plan all your journeys before leaving your house.
- Make sure you bring a face covering (unless you are exempt) and hand sanitiser with you. The Government has also provided a useful checklist that includes questions to ask yourself and what to take with you before leaving home.
- Be prepared for travel disruptions. For example, due to lower capacity, the bus you were expecting to catch may be full and you may need to wait for longer than anticipated.
- Ensure your vehicle/bicycle is serviced regularly.
- Social distance and follow the travel providers’ rules.
- Ensure you know what payment methods travel providers require.
- Be familiar with and follow the Government travel guidance.
- Avoid travel during busy times, if possible.
- Keep up to date with the latest advice from your travel service provider. See the list below for up to date guidance on public transport.
- Remember to be kind and support each other – there are health reasons that mean not everyone is able to wear a face covering or may need to use a particular route that others are not able to use.
If you are travelling via public transport, it is important to ensure that you are familiar with what is required to travel with the service provider. For example, you are required to wear a face covering (if you can) when travelling on public transport or Campus Shuttle service. Some travel services may request card payment only and/or bookings only.
The travel providers have published some guides to explain their journey planning, social distancing and how to pay for travel:
- Stagecoach: guide to travelling safely by bus.
- Arriva Buses: coronavirus safer travel advice.
- Campus shuttle: travel in confidence.
- National Express: safer coach travel guidance.
- Southeastern: coronavirus travel advice.
- National Rail: coronavirus travel advice.
- Eurostar: coronavirus information.