The Government has issued detailed guidance about how to travel safely and you should read their travel advice on the government’s ‘Safer travel guidance for passengers’ webpage.
COVID Advisory Service
The University has a dedicated Covid Advisory Service - you can call the team on 0151 795 9500.
- Monday-Friday 10am to 4:30pm.
Before you travel
- Before travelling, check with your transport operator for the latest travel advice on your route. Travel may take longer and you may need to allow more time if your journey involves changes between different forms of transport
- Avoid the busiest routes and travel at off-peak times if you are able to
- Book your ticket online in advance or pay by contactless where possible
- Be prepared to queue or take a different entrance or exit to stations
- If you are travelling on public transport and your journey is short, eat and drink before travelling
- Download the NHS COVID-19 app before you travel. If possible, check-in where you see official NHS COVID-19 QR code posters
- If you are travelling between UK destinations try to access a ‘no symptoms’ lateral flow test within 24 hours before travel.
During your journey
- Try to follow social distancing advice where possible
- If you can, wear a face covering when on public transport
- Wash or sanitise your hands regularly
- Try to avoid touching your face. You should cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or the inside of your elbow when coughing or sneezing
- If car sharing, wear face coverings if you can, open windows for ventilation and sit with the maximum distance between people in the vehicle
- If you need to dispose of your face covering when travelling, use ‘black bag’ waste bins or litter bins. Do not use recycling bins.
When not to travel
The government guidance states you must not travel if you:
- You are self-isolating
- You are experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms.
Restrictions and advice differs between UK nations. If you are travelling between, please make sure you check the latest advice:
- National restrictions in Northern Ireland
- National restrictions in Scotland
- National restrictions in Wales
If you are planning to travel to another country in the next few weeks, please refer to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) site for up to date information.
The Government’s ‘Safer travel guidance for passengers’ webpage
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