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Active travel | Active at home | Birmingham City Council

Active travel

Please see GOV.UK for the latest advice

You should avoid travelling out of your local area, and you should look to reduce the number of journeys you make. However, you can now travel to local outdoor open spaces; but you must follow the latest government guidelines.

You should still avoid using public transport wherever possible. If you cannot work from home and have to travel to work, or if you must make an essential journey, you should cycle or walk wherever possible.

West Midlands transport have advice on social distancing, and Sustrans have published an interactive cycle for key workers map which shows access to the best offers for bike hire and repair.

Face coverings are not compulsory. However, if you can, people are advised to wear face coverings in enclosed public spaces where social distancing is not possible or where you are more likely to come into contact with people you do not normally meet. For example, on public transport. Face coverings can help us protect each other and reduce the spread of the disease if you are suffering from coronavirus, but not showing symptoms.

A face covering is not the same as the surgical masks or respirators used as part of personal protective equipment (PPE) by healthcare and other workers. The government has urged the public not to purchase medical or surgical masks as these should be reserved for health and social care workers.