Staying Safe if You Have to Travel

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The world is a scary place right now. Even something as simple as going for a stroll outside has to be done so very carefully. We’ve all been told to stay home. However, for some of us, this just isn’t possible. If you have to travel for work or another vital reason, it’s important you do so as safely as you can. Not just for yourself, but for the other people around you. 

Less Used Routes

If your usual journey is rammed with people, you could consider changing your route to one which is less busy. Yes, it may take you longer but it could help ensure your distance from people and keep more of the population safe. If you commute to London every day but live quite far out – if you take the train travelling from Lewes – there’s no harm in exploring what alternative routes could work for you. This could also be a time to make your commute extra productive.

Wash Your Hands

You’ve probably heard this advice hundreds of times by now, but washing your hands is one of the most important things you should do. When you go on public transport it’s inevitable that you’re going to touch surfaces other people have.  Doors, handrails, and buttons – you can’t avoid them. Did you know the virus can linger up to 72 hours on a surface? Wash your hands as soon as you can after coming into contact with these areas. In the meantime, don’t touch your face.

Come Prepared

It’s a good idea to pack hand sanitiser and tissues with you. It can give you peace of mind knowing you’ve got supplies. The hand sanitiser can be particularly useful if you don’t have access to a sink or the facilities are out of soap.

Keep Your Distance

If it is possible, you should try and stay two meters apart from people. This may not be an option for you, depending on how busy your journey usually is. If you can, try and avoid travelling during peak times. If you are travelling for work and cannot avoid the rush hour, why not walk part of the way to cut down on the time you spend in close proximity to people?

Please follow all the necessary steps to make your journey as safe as possible. Remember, we’re all in this together and by keeping ourselves safe – we’re helping others as well. Do you have any safety travel tips?

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