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Can I car share?

by Nicola Appleton

That’s the question many people are asking as we moved into Tier 3 restrictions earlier this month.

The answer is to avoid it wherever possible and consider walking or cycling if this is possible.

Your journeys should be reviewed and reduced if possible and travel should only be for essential purposes, such as getting to/from work, school or college and picking up food shopping or medication.

You should avoid sharing a car with someone from outside your household or your support bubble unless you can practise social distancing. You can reduce the risk of transmission by:

  • opening windows for ventilation
  • travelling side by side or behind other people, rather than facing them, where seating arrangements allow
  • facing away from each other
  • considering seating arrangements to maximise distance between people in the vehicle
  • cleaning your car between journeys using standard cleaning products – make sure you clean door handles and other areas that people may touch
  • asking the driver and passengers to wear a face covering
  • travel with the same people