Coronavirus and travel

Covid-19: safer travel

You can help control coronavirus and travel safely by:

  • work from home if you can
  • shop locally and less often
  • consider all other forms of transport, such as cycling and walking, before using public transport
  • use face coverings when using public transport
  • avoid the busiest times and routes
  • keep your distance when your travel, where possible
  • wash or sanitise your hands regularly.

You should not travel at all if you:

  • are experiencing any coronavirus symptoms
  • are self-isolating as a result of coronavirus symptoms or sharing a household or support bubble with somebody with symptoms
  • are clinically extremely vulnerable and cannot shield during your journey
  • have been advised by the NHS test and trace service that you should self-isolate.

Further guidance on how to travel safely is available on the Department for Transport website.

Walking or running

While walking or running on a footpath or walking running and cycling on a shared path you should:

  • maintain government advised distance from one another
  • move aside onto driveways and verges to wait for people in the opposite direction to pass
  • if there is no other option, look both ways before moving into the road. The person who is facing the flow of traffic should move into the road, as they can see approaching vehicles.


Cyclists please keep 2 metres between you when passing pedestrians and other cyclists.

  • Always look behind you for traffic.
  • Signal to warn drivers you are moving right.
  • Do not ride in groups.

A4 Bath Road bus and cycle lanes trial

We are trialling bus and cycle lane replacing east and west bound traffic lanes on the A4 Bath Road. This was done in response to the government’s initiative to get people to actively travel in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.

Planning your journey

To plan your bus journey and live updates, please go to the Traveline website.

To plan your train journey and live updates, please go to the National Rail website.