TfL issues guidance as the Government gradually eases national lockdown restrictions

London Bus at night

Ahead of the Government’s slight easing of national restrictions on Monday 29 March, TfL is issuing guidance for people who need to make journeys.

While groups of up to six people or two households will be allowed to meet and some outdoor recreation facilities will reopen, the Government requires the public to continue to work from home and minimise travel wherever possible.

The Government is urging people to stay local where they can and TfL is asking Londoners to consider walking and cycling by taking advantage of the city’s network of safe walking and cycling routes.

Those who need to use public transport should try to minimise their journeys, plan for quiet times and routes, and wear a face covering unless exempt and maintain social distancing.

Face coverings must continue to be worn, covering both the mouth and nose, for the full duration of a journey, unless an exemption applies.

TfL’s enforcement officers and the police are keeping everyone safe by stopping people without exemptions from using public transport until they put on a face covering.

TfL’s enhanced cleaning regime continues to make the network cleaner than ever. Vehicles and stations are cleaned with hospital-grade cleaning substances that kill viruses and bacteria on contact and provide ongoing protection.

Andy Byford, London’s Transport Commissioner, said: “For those who do need to use public transport, we want to reassure you we’re doing all we can to make the network as safe as possible.

“Our extensive cleaning regime, using hospital-grade antiviral substances, is keeping our trains, buses, Tubes and stations cleaner than ever and multiple sets of independent testing has showed no trace of the virus.

“We will also continue to enforce face coverings for those not exempt and will not hesitate to issue fines to those who should be wearing them.”