Transport for London (TfL) has issued guidance for passengers making journeys ahead of the Government’s easing of lockdown restrictions on March 29.
From March 29, groups of up to six people or two households will be allowed to meet outdoors and some outdoor leisure facilities will reopen.
However, the Government still require people to continue to work from home where possible, and are urging people to stay local where they can. Read the full government guidance on how the rules have changed from March 29.
For those living in London, TfL is asking for people to take advantage of the capital’s network of cycling and safe walking routes. Those who do need to use public transport should minimise journeys, plan for quieter times and must wear face coverings unless exempt.
TfL’s enforcement officers with help from the police will be stopping people without exemptions from using public transport until they put on a face covering.
Andy Byford, London’s Transport Commissioner, said: “For those who do need to use public transport, we want to reassure you we’re doing all we can to make the network as safe as possible.
“Our extensive cleaning regime, using hospital-grade antiviral substances, is keeping our trains, buses, Tubes and stations cleaner than ever and multiple sets of independent testing has showed no trace of the virus. We will also continue to enforce face coverings for those not exempt and will not hesitate to issue fines to those who should be wearing them.”
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