Safer Transport Guidance

The aim of the Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer transport guidance for operators is to help providers identify the risks of the pandemic to put in place safer workplaces and services for themselves, their workers and passengers.

The guidance outlines measures for organisations to consider in carrying out a risk assessment and these should be reviewed regularly. Last month the document was updated with additional information about areas where there are local restrictions. On 28 August, more guidance was added to the sections about risk assessments and protecting people who are at higher risk. According to Public Health England (PHE), high risk groups include those who:

  • are older males
  • have a high body mass index (BMI)
  • have health conditions such as diabetes
  • are from some black, Asian or minority ethnicity (BAME) backgrounds

Workers should take part workplace risk assessments and those who are at high risk should be able to discuss their concerns and assured that protective measures are in place.


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