The Department for Transport has now published guidance on safe travel and safe transport operations following the publication of the government’s roadmap.
The public has been asked to continue to work from home if they can and, if this is not possible, urged to consider cycling, walking or driving before using public transport.
For those who have to use public transport, the guidance for passengers on how to travel safely recommends:
- Keeping 2 metres apart from others wherever possible.
- Wearing a face covering if you can.
- Using contactless payment where possible.
- Avoid rush hour travel where feasible.
- Washing or sanitising your hands as soon as possible before and after travel.
- Following advice from staff and being considerate to others.
The guidance recognises that there will be times and some settings on public transport where social distancing is not possible. It outlines how people should minimise the duration of this, and take all necessary steps to observe these measures where possible.
Further guidance is outlines here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-travel-guidance-for-passengers
The Public is advised to consider wearing face coverings in enclosed public spaces where they may be more likely to come into contact with people they do not normally meet.
Face coverings may be beneficial in places where it is hard to maintain social distancing measures. This applies when using public transport, such as trains, buses and metro systems, or when visiting shops.
Guidance on wearing and making face coverings is here:
Bulky waste collections resume
Our bulky waste collections are now safely resuming on Saturdays.
As part of our plans to deliver as many refuse collection services as possible during COVID-19, we are re-opening the service from this Saturday, May 9.
Large items of furniture, mattresses and other large household items can be collected by calling 0115 981 9911 only with online booking available again as soon as possible.
Residents are asked to be patient to book a collection as it is anticipated the service will be popular and will be asked to clarify the items requested to be collected before a booking is confirmed in line with our standard charges.
Large electrical items can be collected by Streetwise Environmental Services by calling 0115 914 8408.
Residents should always use a reputable licensed waste carrier for disposal of any waste from their homes and request to see the relevant documentation from the Environment Agency before agreeing to use a service.
Our Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Environment and Safety Cllr Rob Inglis said: “Our waste teams have a done an excellent job safely maintaining the key bin collections during recent weeks and we’re delighted the only element of the service temporarily suspended is now resuming.
“Please be patient when booking as we know the service may be popular as waste services everywhere continue to adapt in light of the pandemic.”
The Household Waste Recycling Centre on Rugby Road in West Bridgford is operated by the County Council who are working with central government on when its services could resume.
We have been advised that the following arrangements will apply until further notice:
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0115 804 4699 or email email@example.com.
Please call/email between 10:00am – 12:00pm Monday to Friday to book transport for the following day.
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Morning journeys including the 09:38 from Bingham will operate as normal.
For travel after this time contact Vectare by telephone (0115 777 3187) to book your journey. You may have to wait up to 30 minutes for your bus to arrive. Alternatively book in advance for a specific time.
In the afternoon buses will depart from Bingham at the normal times from 1507 to destinations on request (no pre-booking required if boarding at Bingham)
We appreciate these arrangements made by Nottinghamshire County Council and Vectare and the drivers who are doing their best to sustain a service in these difficult times.
You are reminded that, for the time being, only essential journeys are allowed.
JRG 24 April 2020