relax 2m restrictions for passengers in work vehicles

Few works vehicles allow for 2m distance between driver and passenger A trip in works vehicle with both having acess to appropriate PPE would take approx 30 mins either direction and would have seen us in no closer proximity than a taxi Buses allowed for a little more distance at times but even just now with lighter passenger numbers, were in no way 2m at all times Instead of 30 mins, partly thanks to the time between interchange buses I spent 3 hours on trip to the site and a further 3 hours on the return Mixing with approx 50 other people on various buses as part of the process versus one person had we used the works vehicle

Why the contribution is important

Far greater risk being forced to use public transport than as a passenger in a works vehicle the contact tracing requirements using public transport would amount to over 50 unknown 1st level contacts each day versus a single known 1st level repeat contact using the works vehicle The alternative will be a multiplication of the number of works vehicles on the roads, as such public transport travel times in order to reach clients just aren't viable

by snorkelman on May 09, 2020 at 04:05PM

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  • Posted by Myviews May 09, 2020 at 16:14

    If suitable PPE is worn, I cannot see why workers cannot travel together in works vehicles. Far safer than travel by public transport with countless strangers.
  • Posted by Wulan19 May 09, 2020 at 16:57

    Yes, but keeping the same partner in the vehicle would be key. Don't think you need medical grade masks either, a home made mask that is more comfortable should suffice.
  • Posted by Wulan19 May 09, 2020 at 17:01

    Yes, but keeping the same partner in the vehicle would be key. Don't think you need medical grade masks either, a home made mask that is more comfortable should suffice.
  • Posted by junie2dogs May 09, 2020 at 19:00

    This makes perfect sense to me. If you allowed fellow workers to travel together with PPE Think this is an acceptable solution to helping the economy and small businesses to get back to work
  • Posted by David924 May 09, 2020 at 20:59

    This is going to happen for businessess to function. Our waste collections now have a minibus following the repository vehicles all over the county.
  • Posted by Badhairdays May 09, 2020 at 22:29

    I think we could re-engineer work vans by turning them sideways. This would give an average width of 3.45m and meet distancing criterion.
  • Posted by Scotland_is_flatlining May 10, 2020 at 15:44

    Adopting World Health Organisation 1m guidance on social distancing would ease the problem. In reply to Badhairdays - Re-engineering works vans to turn people sideways is not to be encouraged as it increases the risk and significance of neck injury in the event of an accident.
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