Safer travel guidance updated

With the increase in people returning to work and employers asking staff to take a test, the guidance on safer travel has been updated to include a new section on best practice when travelling to a test centre. The guidance is to:

  • If possible, walk, cycle or drive in a private vehicle alone to the test site.
  • If driving, travel by yourself or, if necessary, only with people from your household or support bubble.
  • If using public transport to travel to the test site, you should travel alone. Try to avoid travelling on busy routes or during busy periods, such as rush hour.

If employees have concerns about travelling back from the testing venue safely should they test positive, they should discuss this in advance with their employer and arrange to attend a community test centre near home, or arrange a home test if available.

Read the guidance on safer travel here.