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celeste

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Latest TFGM Update
« on: 11:13:36, 31/12/20 »

Following yesterday’s government announcement, Greater Manchester has today moved into Tier 4 coronavirus restrictions. You can find out more about the restrictions and what these mean for you on the government's Tier 4 guidance page.
 
Tier 4 was introduced just before Christmas in response to the rapid increase in the new variant of coronavirus, which is now spreading across the country, with the average rate of infection having doubled in the past two weeks.
 
I want to let you know what this means for travel in our region.
 
In Tier 4 areas, government guidance is that you must stay at home, except for work (if you can’t work at home), education, medical appointments, caring responsibilities, essential shopping or outdoor exercise. You also mustn’t leave or enter Greater Manchester other than for these reasons.
 
If you do need to travel, please try to stay local, reduce the number of journeys you make, and walk or cycle if you can.
 
If you need to use public transport, use TfGM’s website to plan your journey and please try to avoid busier times, like the morning and afternoon peaks. Allow extra time for your journey and try to take quieter routes. TfGM’s Travelshops and interchanges will remain open.
 
Please help to keep yourselves and others safe when travelling - you must wear a face covering unless you’re exempt, please wash your hands before and after travel and use contactless where possible.
 
If you’re driving, please avoid sharing your car with anyone outside your household or support bubble.
 
This is a critical time for the NHS, so please do your bit to continue to help save lives by following government advice and helping us spread the safe travel messages among your family and friends.
 
Kate Brown
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Re: Latest TFGM Update
« Reply #1 on: 14:49:46, 05/01/21 »
TFGM latest update

Dear Customer,
 
I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you a Happy New Year.
 
Last night the Government announced that, as a result of Coronavirus cases continuing to rise rapidly, a national lockdown has now been introduced. It’s crucial we all play our part to help reduce the spread of the virus and I want to let you know what these latest restrictions mean for travelling in Greater Manchester. 
 
To help protect the NHS and save lives, you must not leave your home except for legally permitted reasons such as work (where you cannot work from home), education, medical appointments, caring responsibilities, essential shopping, worship or private prayer or outdoor exercise. For a full list of legally permitted reasons for travel, please see Government guidance.
 
You must not leave or enter the Greater Manchester region except for these reasons. If you do need to travel, please try to stay local, reduce the number of journeys you make, and walk or cycle if you can. 
 
Services on public transport will continue to operate as currently scheduled, although this will be reviewed throughout the lockdown period. If you need to use public transport, you must wear a face covering unless exempt and should follow other safety guidelines – such as keeping your distance from other passengers, cleaning your hands frequently and using contactless payment where possible.   
 
You should also plan ahead, allow extra time for your journey and consider using quieter routes.  You can check the best times to travel on our local travel information page.
 
I know that this isn’t how we wanted to start 2021, but please keep doing your bit to keep yourself and others safe and protect our NHS by following the government guidance. 
 
Take care and stay safe.
 
Stephen Rhodes
 
Customer Director
TfGM
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Re: Latest TFGM Update
« Reply #2 on: 16:19:18, 05/01/21 »
Ah tfgm, the unelected body what threw their weight behind the congestion charge