Travel guidance for businesses
The Government message is that everyone must stay at home unless there is a reasonable excuse. A reasonable excuse for leaving home includes travel to work where it cannot be undertaken from home, to shop for necessities, seek medical assistance, visit a support bubble or for education.
Public transport can still be used for such journeys. If you must travel, we ask you to bear the following in mind as you use the network:
Face coverings must be worn for the full duration of journeys on the public transport network, including inside stations, and in taxis and private hire vehicles.
Travel at quiet times which are currently between 08:15 and 16:00 and after 17:30 on weekdays, and before noon and after 18:00 on weekends on public transport.
Many local stations have different quiet times. Check before you travel, including checking how busy any station on the TfL network is, at any time of day.
On the roads the quiet times are between 10:00 and 15:00 and after 19:00 on weekdays, and before 10:00 and after 18:00 on weekends.
Check Safer travel guidance for advice on how to travel safely and changes to public transport
Travel guidance for the construction sector
We are committed to help keep the construction sector moving and working safely and sustainably.
We continue to provide a good service on our network, although some stations are busy between 06:00 and 08:00 during weekdays. This is mostly at interchanges between London Underground lines, bus stations and from mainline rail stations.
We're calling on employers to help ensure social distancing can be maintained by:
- Staggering shifts and/or changing operating hours to help your workforce avoid travelling during the busiest times on the network (06:00 to 08:00 and 16:00 to 17:30). Working with local planning authorities to change site operating hours further if necessary
- Coordinating with neighbouring major sites to stagger operating times or workers' shift times, to reduce the overall numbers using local public transport stations and services during the busiest times
- Allocating those shifts starting and finishing around busy travel times (06:00 to 08:00 and 16:00 to 17:30). to workers who can walk or cycle to and from work. Enhancing the facilities you offer, such as lockers, showers and cycle storage, can enable more of your workforce to walk and cycle all or part of their journey to site. (Download the Active Travel Toolkit below for more details).
Our Quiet Times webpage is a useful tool for your employees that gives quiet times for each station. This is reviewed and updated regularly.
Advice for areas of concentrated construction activity
Specific advice for sites in Vauxhall Nine Elms, Westminster, The City, Canary Wharf and Stratford
We have produced detailed information and advice for workers travelling to sites in areas of concentrated construction activity and some of our busiest stations - you can download this below.
If you have sites operating in these areas, please share this with your workforce.
Download travel advice for your workforce in Vauxhall Nine Elms, Westminster, The City, Canary Wharf and Stratford.
Tell us what you are doing
We know the construction industry is adapting to the challenges of coronavirus - innovating around supply chain, site operations and workforce welfare and travel.
We want to hear about the changes you're implementing to:
- Enable and encourage your employees to travel differently
- Reduce the volume and impact of construction related road freight to and from your sites
Help us publicise your leadership by emailing us details of your best practice at firstname.lastname@example.org
Active travel toolkit
We have developed an Active travel toolkit providing practical tools and advice to confidently encourage and enable your workforce to choose active travel options (including walking, jogging and cycling) to and from their place of work.
Supporting active travel amongst your workforce will ensure you have resilient policies at the heart of your recovery plans. The information and ideas in this toolkit have proven benefits for both employees' mental and physical wellbeing and businesses' resilience and productivity.
Guidance on cycle parking for businesses
This guidance is aimed at businesses looking for advice on how to provide cycle parking as a way of encouraging employees, visitors and customers to cycle to their premises.