The following guidelines were issued in light of the UK National Restrictions from 5 November 2020
When to travel
As advised by the UK government, you can and should still travel for a number of reasons including:
- travelling to work where this cannot be done from home
- travelling to education and for caring responsibilities
- to visit those in your support bubble – or your childcare bubble for childcare
- hospital, GP and other medical appointments or visits where you have had an accident or are concerned about your health
- to buy goods or services from premises that are open, including essential retail
- to spend time or exercise outdoors – this should be done locally wherever possible, but you can travel to do so if necessary (for example, to access an open space)
- attending the care and exercise of a pet, or veterinary services
You can still move house
You can still move home, though people outside your household or support bubble should not help with moving house unless absolutely necessary.
Travel may take longer than normal on some routes due to social distancing measures, so allow more time in general and travel off-peak if you can.
Expect more pedestrians and cyclists, especially at peak times of the day. Where possible, allow other road users to maintain social distancing. For example, give cyclists space at traffic lights.
When Not to Travel
You must not travel if you are experiencing any coronavirus symptoms, are self-isolating as a result of coronavirus symptoms, are sharing a household or support bubble with somebody with symptoms, or have been told to self-isolate after being contacted by NHS Test and Trace.