Coronavirus

Please see our coronavirus pages for the latest guidance, how services are affected, and what help is available.

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 and cycling

safe walking poster

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.
safe cycling poster

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

Bus and cycle lane replacing East and west bound traffic lanes done in response to the government’s initiative to get people to actively travel in the wake of the coronavirus crisis and to prepare for the borough’s
Find more details on our A4 Bath Road bus and cycle lanes trial page.

Planning your journey

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

Public transport information

Bus

Use of concessionary bus passes goes back to pre-coronavirus lockdown hours on Monday 29, June.

At the beginning of the coronavirus crisis the council was among the first to relax the times when holders could use the concessionary pass to 24 hours a day.

From Monday 29 June concessionary bus pass holders will only be able use the pass for free travel:

  • between 9.30am and 11pm, Mondays to Fridays
  • 24-hours a day on Saturdays and Sundays and public holidays.

People using buses are required to:

  • wear face coverings
  • maintain social distancing at bus stops
  • sit in the allocated seating when on the bus

The NHS guidance is if you have symptoms of coronavirus:

  • apply for a test and self isolate for seven days
  • you should not go to work or use public transport

If living with someone who has symptoms, or someone in a support bubble, self-isolation needs to be for 14 days.

Bus operators

Most bus operators in Slough are now operating a Saturday schedule with Sunday schedules continuing to run on Sundays. However, you are advised to contact operators themselves for the latest information:

Rail

  • GWR is operating a new timetable from Monday 23 March.
  • The planned Crossrail works for this Easter will not be going ahead.
  • The station enhancements for the Elizabeth line are also currently suspended.