NATIONAL COVID ALERT – Public urged to follow restrictions and to think, check and travel safely



South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) reminds passengers that the region’s buses, trams and trains are available for people who need to travel for legally permitted reasons, as new national coronavirus restrictions come into force on Thursday 5 November.

Tim Taylor, SYPTE’s Director of Customer Services, says:

“With new restrictions in place, you should stay at home wherever possible. However, South Yorkshire’s public transport network is available for people who need to travel for work, education, medical reasons, food or exercise. 

“To help stop the spread of Covid-19 in our region, we are asking you to reduce the number of journeys you make and to avoid travelling into or out of the local area if you can.  

“It is more important than ever that we all play our part, so those who need to travel can do so as safely as possible. We are reminding everyone 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 – or if you have been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace.”

The government has listed several legally permitted reasons to travel:

  • Travelling to work where this cannot be done from home
  • Travelling to education and for caring responsibilities
  • Hospital, GP and other medical appointments
  • Visiting venues that are open, including essential retail
  • Exercise.

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