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Transport: Coronavirus

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 36642, tabled on 20 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to issue guidance to transport providers on the protection of workers who are immunocompromised or immunosuppressed from covid-19.

Answered on

6 September 2021

Whilst many of the legal restrictions that the Government has imposed during the pandemic have been lifted at Step 4 of the roadmap, cautious guidance remains. The guidance sets out that the Government expects and recommends that people wear face coverings in crowded areas such as public transport.

The Department continues to publish clear guidance to transport operators on how to provide safer workplaces, including measures that can be taken to assess and address the risks of COVID-19. This includes guidance to operators that they should continue to support workers in high risk groups and discuss any concerns individuals may have around their particular circumstance. The Department will also encourage transport operators to consider the reasonable adjustments needed for staff with disabilities and how these fit with other obligations to workers arising from employment rights and equality legislation.

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