It is feared that an increase in the number of passengers could endanger personnel (Photo: W8Media).
Trains, roads and buses began to expand this morning when Britain began easing its regulations banning coronaviruses this week.
The government advised all passengers to wear face masks to prevent the spread of Kovid-19 on public transport, but many passengers travelling to work today have not followed this advice. The two metre rule also applies, but it’s hard to imagine how you can keep to it in London’s overcrowded underground network.
This follows Boris Johnson’s speech to the nation on Sunday evening, in which he said that anyone who is unable to do their work at home should be actively encouraged to return to work. Of these, 2.7 million Britons work in industry and 2.4 million in construction.
According to the Prime Minister’s 50-page roadmap, important business can be done from 1 January and businesses such as cafes, restaurants and cinemas can start from 4 June. They will be able to resume their work on 1 July if they can meet the requirements of Covid Security.
There was already a lot of confusion this week about the government’s instructions after Foreign Minister Dominique Raab said the people had to go back to work as of today, while the Prime Minister suggested they could go back to work on Monday.
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The RMT Transport Union fears that an increase in passenger transport will make trains and buses less safe for its members. The company’s secretary-general, Mick Cash, told Sky News that the government’s statement was made well before the sector was prepared, particularly the railways, which provide 50 percent of the services.
He went on to say: We plan to start at least 70% of the flights from next Monday, which would make it much easier to manage the increase in the number of passengers. The government decided to lift the blockade even before we had planned it and to actually increase the pressure on the rail and bus network.
Millions of people got the green light to go back to work today (Photo: w8media).
The bus at London Stratford station seems to be very busy today (picture: Jay Bits from @Bot_BotPodcast).
The streets were much busier this morning when people went back to work (Photo: w8media).
Passengers are encouraged to wear blankets on public transport (Photo: w8media)
In public transport, the rules of social distance still apply (Photo: w8media).
But it is difficult to understand how people can keep their distance if services are cut off and millions of jobs are offered (Photo: w8media).
Passengers should be as far apart as possible with a maximum distance of two meters (Photo: w8media).
We are very concerned about the influx of passengers, which will affect the safety of trains and buses.
Earlier this week, RMT warned that Johnson’s movement could be fatal and urged its members not to return to work unless they feel safe.
The Secretary of Transportation, Grant Shepps, has said there’s no perfect way to facilitate closure.
However, he urged people to be very reasonable and, if possible, not to take the train and bus home and, if possible, to walk or cycle and drive.
He went on to say: It is very important that we create sufficient space in public transport for key employees who have no other choice.
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It is very important that people do not overload the system, which will be very limited at the moment.
On Saturday, Mr Chaps presented a £2 billion package to encourage walking and cycling, in the hope that public transport in the UK will be able to cope with only a tenth of its capacity with social distance measures.
The Minister of Transport, Public Works and Water Management indicated that an increase of 5% in bicycle use would lead to a decrease of 8 million car journeys, 9 million train journeys and 13 million bus journeys.
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