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Car sharing advice


With people asked not to use public transport if possible, some are opting to share lifts to work with friends and colleagues.

You should try not to share a vehicle with those outside your household or support bubble, but if this is unavoidable please take sensible precautions and try to:

  • share the transport with the same people each time
  • keep to small groups of up to 6 people at any one time
  • ask everyone in the car to wear a face covering
  • open windows to allow air to circulate
  • travel side by side or behind other people where possible, rather than face them, where seating arrangements allow
  • keep as much distance as possible between each other
  • face away from each other
  • everyone should remember to wash their hands properly before and after their journey
  • clean your car between journeys using standard cleaning products – make sure you clean door handles and other areas that people may touch

Anyone with symptoms of coronavirus – a new and continuous cough, high temperature and loss of taste and/or smell – or those who have been advised to self-isolate, should stay at home and not travel.

A car sharing advice poster is available to download and print. It is also available in other languages.


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