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celeste

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Latest TfGM Update
« on: 18:40:44, 30/11/20 »

 
Dear Customer,
 
As we approach the end of national lockdown restrictions on Wednesday 2 December, and the reopening of shops across Greater Manchester ahead of Christmas, I wanted to provide you with an update on our latest travel guidance and the measures we’re taking to help keep people safe as they travel.
 
As I’m sure you’re aware, Greater Manchester will enter Tier 3 (very high) local Covid-19 restrictions on Wednesday of this week. Ahead of that change, I would like to reassure you that public transport services continue to operate as normal, and that you can and should continue to travel in Greater Manchester – for work, to shop, to socialise outside in public spaces - and for many other reasons.
 
We would ask though that while travel in Greater Manchester is fine, you look to reduce the number of journeys you make where possible.
 
You should also avoid traveling out of or into Greater Manchester except where necessary, for work, education, medical reasons or caring responsibilities, in line with government guidance.
 
If you do need to travel, please plan ahead, check for disruption, allow extra time for your journey and consider travelling outside of busy morning and afternoon peak times - which are currently 7-9am and 3-6pm. To help plan your journeys, see the latest public transport service patterns.
 
And don’t forget, if you are travelling there are a number of things you need to do to play your part to help keep yourself and others safe:
If you’re using public transport you must wear a face covering, including at transport hubs and interchanges, and in taxis and private hire vehicles, unless you are exempt. If you don’t, you may be unable to travel and you could be fined £200.  
Keep your distance from other passengers where possible.  
Clean your hands frequently and carry hand sanitiser with you.  
Use contactless payment if you can.  
Download the NHS COVID-19 app before you travel, if possible, and check in where you see official NHS COVID-19 QR code posters. 
Avoid car sharing with people outside your household or support bubble. 
In addition to the measures outlined above, TfGM is working closely with operators to help ensure the transport network is prepared to manage any increase in demand as shops reopen in the run up to Christmas.
 
We are also rolling out a number of enhanced safety measures for passengers across the transport network including: 
Introducing ‘Trambassadors’ on the Metrolink network from December, who will engage with customers and provide advice on how to travel safely.
The installation of hand sanitiser dispensers at the busiest Metrolink stops, with a number already in place at bus stations and interchanges.

Further boosting the enhanced cleaning programme already in place at bus stations and interchanges by ensuring common touch points are cleaned every two hours to help limit the spread of the virus.
Joining the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower scheme, so TfGM and Metrolink staff can offer support to those who need it and give everyone the confidence to travel safely. 

Finally, it is worth noting that the local restrictions in place in Greater Manchester are set to be reviewed in just a few weeks’ time – by Wednesday 16 December – and we will of course let you know if anything changes around travel and transport as a result. In the meantime, please follow the link below for more information and support in p
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Re: Latest TfGM Update
« Reply #1 on: 22:42:59, 30/11/20 »
Isn't it amazing how many people are STILL taken in by this obvious [censored] from 300 paces? Seriously, what are their 'brains' made of?