Faced with calls from business groups across a range of sectors affected by staff shortages due to employees being required to self-isolate, the Government has updated guidance which was first issued in May 2020.
Bus operators across the country will benefit from £226.5 million in government funding to help ensure they continue to run vital services as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, Roads Minister Baroness Vere has announced.
The Government has confirmed that passengers in England no longer have to wear face coverings when travelling on public transport, with effect from 19 July, after the Prime Minister said that such restrictions should become voluntary (see Emphasis on “personal responsibility” as restrictions ease).
We reported recently an announcement by Prime Minister Boris Johnson that certain critical workers would be able to leave self-isolation in exceptional circumstances (see Testing, vaccine passports and jabs for young people).
The Government has confirmed plans to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel heavy good vehicles from 2040, as part of a broader plan to achieve net zero emissions from all forms of transport ten years later.
The Department for Transport (DfT) has produced guidance setting out the statutory and non-statutory requirements for establishing an Enhanced Partnership (EP), an agreement that enables local authorities with operators to set shared aims with regard to improving bus services.