Liverpool news Only 'essential' travel is advised - here's what that means MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - There are also some circumstances in which all travel is forbidden
Breaking News ! This week the entire City Region has been placed under the strictest coronavirus measures. Prior to the restrictions coming in, it was reported that travel in and out of the region could be banned, but the government has since confirmed what the rules around travel are. In a briefing to journalists, the government said that non “essential” travel in and out of Merseyside or Halton, is advised against. It is not, however, illegal or banned. The government has also said: “When considering travelling internationally, you should look at the rules in place at your destination, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCO) travel advice and the current travel corridor list.” So what constitutes “essential” travel? Government guidance for people living in an area with Tier 3 restrictions says you may continue to travel to venues or amenities which are open, for work, but you should aim to reduce the number of journeys you make. People are encouraged to walk or cycle, where possible, or to plan ahead and avoid busy times and routes on public transport. See how your neighbourhood has been affected by coronavirus by entering your postcode below People are also advised to only travel into or out of very high alert level areas if necessary for work, education, to access youth services or because of caring responsibilities. It is forbidden to travel if you: have any coronavirus symptoms are self-isolating as a result of coronavirus symptoms are sharing a household or support bubble with somebody with symptoms have been told to self-isolate after being contacted by NHS Test and Trace Advice on Merseytravel’s website says: “You should only make essential journeys such as travelling to and from school and work. This could also include for necessary shopping, access to medical appointments and for caring responsibilities. “You’re advised not to travel into or out of the area unless it is for essential reasons stated above. “If you do have to travel, we’re continuing to ask everyone to rethink how they travel and consider when and by what means you travel.
. “You may have urgent family or business commitments to attend to. Circumstances differ from person to person. Only you can make an informed decision based on the risks.”
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But if you choose to travel against FCO advice, your travel insurance is likely to be voided. Always check your policy and with your provider. All but essential’ travel advice isn’t always related to coronavirus. The FCO also uses this warning when there are other potential risks. The government travel department says: “We sometimes advise against all travel or all but essential travel to a particular place. In cases of non-terrorist threats like coups, civil unrest or natural disasters we will advise against travel only when we consider the risk to British nationals is unacceptably high. “In the case of terrorism we will only advise against travel in situations of extreme and imminent danger, where the threat is sufficiently specific, large-scale or endemic to affect British nationals severely.”
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