Motorists told to only use petrol stations if you really have to

Amid rising coronavirus infections across the country, motorists have been warned today to only stop and use petrol stations and motorway services if they really have to.

Motorists told to only use petrol stations if you really have to: This morning (Wednesday) the Government have issued new travel guidelines which for motorists include:-

  • Only stop at petrol stations and motorways services if you “really need to”
  • If you have to stop, make sure that you are social distancing
  • Always wash your hands before and after you travel

The new legislation on the virus set out by the Government says that people should try to avoid sharing a car with people that are not in their household or “support bubble”. It also says that if you absolutely have to share a car, make sure it is with the same people every time. And the travelers in the vehicle must face away from each other and keep the windows open.

The 34 page document goes on to say that people using public transport must try, if they can, to travel at off-peak times. And must always be wearing a protective face mask. Also, unless medically exempt, the fine for not doing so has now been raised to £200.

Under situations where services are busy and distancing cannot be maintained it is advised that you face away from others. And move away as soon as it is possible. The guide states that cycling or walking is the best way to travel.


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