Guidance

COVID-19: guidance for staff in the transport sector

Guidance on COVID-19, including general precautions for staff and guidance on the assessment and management of arrivals into the UK.

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COVID-19: guidance for staff in the transport sector poster

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Hand washing techniques

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This guidance will assist transport settings in addressing coronavirus (COVID-19).

The main messages are:

  • If someone becomes unwell while at a transport hub or on their journey with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature, they must be sent home
  • passengers should wash their hands for 20 seconds before and after they have been on public transport and catch coughs and sneezes in tissues
  • frequently clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are touched regularly, using your standard cleaning products
  • advise passengers they should not travel if they are feeling unwell with symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) - a new, continuous cough or high temperature. This will also help to protect others from infection
  • use announcements in transport hubs to reinforce important messages, such as washing hands before and after travel, and what to do if unwell

This guidance may be updated in line with the changing situation.

Published 14 February 2020
Last updated 27 March 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added guidance on toilet and shower facilities.

  2. Added poster.

  3. Added guidance poster.

  4. Updated guidance.

  5. Clarification of survival time of virus on surfaces.

  6. Updated case definition.

  7. First published.