Coronavirus public transport advice

Guidance on coronavirus for staff in the transport sector and what to do if you become unwell on public transport.

Please follow the latest government advice and only travel on public transport if you need to, you should cycle or walk wherever possible. Passengers and staff are being advised to take precautions to try and stop the spread of the infection:

  • From Monday 15 June face coverings will be required while using public transport in England, see for further guidance on face coverings
  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
  • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
  • do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

Travel advice for those travelling overseas can be found on the government website.

Public health information for passengers travelling to England can be found on the following link: Passengers travelling to England

For staff working in the transport sector

See the COVID-19 safer transport guidance for operators.

You may want to download and display a poster about correct handwashing technique.

Download (142KB - PDF)

More information on public transport across South Yorkshire

The following information is available:

For questions regarding travel in South Yorkshire you can call the Traveline team on 01709 515151 between 8am and 6pm seven days or follow @TSYalerts on Twitter.

ENCTS Senior Passes extended

The English National Concessionary Travel Scheme (ENCTS) Senior Pass has been extended so that it can be used on all buses and trams in South Yorkshire before 9:30am any day of the week. The restriction on senior concessionary travel before 9.30am is due to be restored on 8 June to ensure the maximum possible capacity is available for key workers and others who need to travel for work.

This temporary measure has been announced to help people access key services during the coronavirus pandemic, such as shopping at supermarkets offering exclusive access to older people early in the morning.


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Last updated: 10 June 2020 18:03:01