Keeping key workers safe while travelling must remain paramount, says UNISON

Avoiding non-essential travel will to avoid second spike

Responding to new government guidance about using public transport during the coronavirus pandemic announced today (Tuesday), UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:

“Many NHS, care, police, council and school staff don’t have cars and are reliant on public transport to get to work. Ensuring they can still travel safely is paramount.

“Other workers and employers should think hard about making non-essential journeys and avoid buses, tubes and trains wherever possible to prevent a second wave of infection.

“Any businesses still closed should open up their car parks for free to all key workers who are able to drive.”

Notes to editors:
– UNISON is the UK’s largest union, with more than 1.3 million members providing public services – in education, local government, the NHS, police service and energy. They are employed in the public, voluntary and private sectors.

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