Social distancing

Physical distancing

Keep your distance to stay as safe as possible on public transport

Keep your distance to stay as safe as possible public transport

The current guidance from the Welsh Government is to stay at home and only leave home if your journey is essential.

Public transport should only be used for limited purposes which include:  

  • to go to work if you can’t work at home.
  • to go to school, college or for education  
  • for essential shopping or medical needs  
  • to provide essential care 
  • to escape a risk of illness or injury, such as for victims or people at risk of domestic abuse

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Please do not leave home and travel at all if you have any Coronavirus symptoms.   

You can check the Welsh Government’s guidance here 

Please think carefully about:  

  • the journeys you make  
  • the people you meet 
  • travelling to areas where coronavirus rates are high  

If you do still need to use public transport for essential journeys, please help us keep the network as safe as possible by following our Travel Safer guidance.  

Physical distancing measures on public transport

Physical distancing on public transport across Wales include. 

  • limiting the number of passengers allowed on buses and trains at one time  
  • introducing one-way queuing systems at stations 
  • using clear physical distancing markings 
  • encouraging customers to use contactless payments or buy tickets online or at ticket machines


Please keep your distance

Please stay apart from others wherever possible on public transport.

Please wear a face covering and try to:
•    avoid physical contact
•    face away from other people
•    keep the time you spend near other people as short as possible 

 

Wear a face covering 

You must wear a face covering on public transport, at stations, on platforms, in waiting rooms and in train station car parks to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus to other travellers and staff unless you’re exempt. Face coverings are mandatory where physical distancing can be difficult to achieve such as on public transport. 

Please bring a face covering with you and put it on before:

  • going into a train station car park
  • going into a station
  • going onto a platform
  • using a waiting room
  • getting on your bus or train

Children under the age of 11, people with breathing difficulties or people with a physical or mental illness or impairment or disability don’t have to wear a face covering.  Children over the age of 11 must wear a face covering unless they’re disabled or suffer from breathing difficulties. 

The Welsh government's full list of exceptions can be found here

Find out more about wearing face coverings on public transport here

 

Help us - please wash your hands or use hand sanitiser regularly

We’re doing extra cleaning so you can make journeys as safely as possible.

Please help us by:

  • washing your hands thoroughly with soap and water for 20 seconds or using hand sanitiser regularly.
  • bringing your own hand sanitiser if you can.

 

Children on public transport 

Children can travel on public transport, but please consider whether or not they could walk or cycle or they should be accompanied by a responsible adult or carer.  

Children need to observe physical distancing and should:

  • stay away from people outside their household wherever possible
  • avoid physical contact and keep the time spent near others as short as possible
  • wear a face covering if they’re aged 11 or over and aren’t disabled or suffering  from breathing difficulties.
  • face away from people outside their household
  • wash their hands thoroughly or use hand sanitiser before and after travelling 

If you’re responsible adult or carer, please try to ensure that children observe physical distancing. 

 

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