Buses, trams and trains continue to run across the region for those people who rely on public transport, as South Yorkshire moves into the Very High local COVID alert level (Tier 3) from Saturday 24 October.
Tim Taylor, Director of Customer Services at South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE), says:
“South Yorkshire’s public transport network is still here to connect you to the places you need to be, whether that is for work, to access education or to venues or amenities that remain open across the region.
“However, as increased restrictions come into force from this weekend, we are asking people to reduce the number of journeys they make and, where possible, to avoid travelling into or out of the Very High local COVID alert level areas to help manage the risk of transmission of coronavirus. You can still travel in and out of South Yorkshire if you need to for work, education, to access youth services, because of caring responsibilities or as part of a longer journey between lower risk areas. But please remember you should follow the government guidance in the place where you live even when travelling out of your local area.
“With COVID-19 cases rising across our region, it is more important than ever for all of us to play our part so those who need to use public transport can travel as safely as possible. We are reminding people to think and check before they travel, avoiding busy times if possible and to walk or cycle if they can. Wear a face covering, keep your distance and wash or sanitise your hands before and after using public transport.
“Do not use public transport if you or someone in your household is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 – a new, continuous cough, loss of sense of taste or smell or a high temperature.”
Visit travelsouthyorkshire.com/coronavirus for the latest information and advice on travelling safely in South Yorkshire.