Author Topic: TfGM UPDATE  (Read 221 times)


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« on: 18:01:42, 05/11/20 »
Dear Customer,
As you may be aware, from today, all parts of England have been placed under national lockdown restrictions for the next four weeks, to help reduce the rate of coronavirus transmission.
These tougher measures mean that, in line with the latest government guidance, you must stay at home and avoid travelling, except for legally permitted reasons Ė such as for work, education, caring responsibilities, medical appointments, exercise and to visit shops and other venues that remain open.
If you do have to travel then please consider cycling or walking to your destination if at all possible.
But, we do appreciate this will not be possible for everyone, so I would like to reassure you that public transport services are running as usual, though space may be limited due social distancing. I would also remind you that if you do need to use buses, trains and trams, please plan ahead, allow extra time and consider travelling outside the busier morning and afternoon peak times. 
Itís also important that you download the the NHS COVID-19 app before you travel and check in where you see the official NHS COVID-19 QR code posters. It only takes five minutes and could make a real difference.
When using public transport, you can do your bit to keep yourself and others safe by:
Wearing a face covering, including at transport hubs and interchanges, and in taxis and private hire vehicles, unless you are exempt. If you donít, you may be unable to travel and you could be fined £200.
Keeping your distance from other passengers where possible.
Cleaning your hands frequently and carrying hand sanitiser with you.
Using contactless payment if you can.
TfGM and transport operators across Greater Manchester are doing everything we can to keep people as safe as possible while travelling and we have put a number of measures in place, including installing hand sanitiser dispensers at interchanges and stations, and regularly disinfecting vehicles, stops, stations and interchanges with hospital-grade, antiviral cleaners.
We would ask you to do your bit and remember the basic safety measures outlined above while travelling and we will continue to keep you updated of any changes to travel guidance. In the meantime, please look after yourself and stay safe.
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