Guide to Commuting to Work21 May 2020
With the first wave of encouragement from the Government for people who can’t work from home to get back to work – attentions have been turned on how to physically get there.
With public transport being ruled as a last resort, focus has been placed on walking, cycling or travelling by car.
For people who are lucky enough to work within walking distance of their home – this is a no brainer, however, the majority of people are likely to need another option.
Transport secretary, Grant Schapps, announced a £2 billion plan to boost cycling with details of vouchers for bike servicing/maintenance and encouragement of ‘Cycle to Work’ schemes where taxpayers receive discounts for new bikes. So if you can ‘get on ya bike’ – do!
The alternative suggestion is to travel by car, where people can travel on their own, in the safety of their own car with no ability to pass on germs or breath in someone else’s. If you are used to car sharing – the Government is encouraging you to use your own vehicle if at all possible.
For those who need to car share - here are some top tips how to so safely:
- Don’t allow anyone to travel who displays and symptoms of COVID-19 ie cough, sniffles or temperature
- Disinfect car handles inside and outside with anti-bacterial spray before and after every journey
- Keep hand sanitiser in the car for passengers to access
- Clean buttons (for windows) and radio displays with anti-bacterial wipes after each journey
- Keep your windows open for fresh air
- Turn off your air conditioning
- Don’t face each other
- Car share with the same group each journey
- Don’t touch each other
- Keep the journey as short as possible
If your preference is to travel to work in a car but you don’t currently have one or need a new one, then please do get in touch with our team who are available to help and have access to some great deals.