London news The 4 things you should do on the Tube to lower your risk of catching Covid Uk news
MetiNews.Com - Research has shown that following these could mean public transport is safe to use
Breaking News ! Sign up to FREE email alerts from MyLondon - London Underground NewsSubscribeWhen you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.Thank you for subscribingSee ourprivacy noticeInvalid Email As we all move towards the new normal more and more people will be using public transport, including the London Underground. We're all a bit nervous about this - is it really safe? Will it cause a surge of cases and make us go back into lockdown? TfL is confident that the measures put in place, including making face coverings mandatory and installing lots of hand sanitation points, as well as enforcing social distancing measures, will help protect passengers. And for those of you who aren't convinced, we've got some positive news for you. You can get all the latest MyLondon headlines in your email inbox by signing up here A study that looked into cases of coronavirus spread on the Metro system in Paris and Tokyo was recently conducted, and the results surprised researchers - it seems the transport networks are pretty safe. As reported in Bloomberg, coronavirus clusters - defined as three cases or more of Covid-19 linked by contact - were seen in many areas of Paris, but none associated with any of the public transport systems.
. Off the back of these results, the researchers looked into why this is happening and it turns out there are four main ways the spread of coronavirus can be avoided on public transport - here's what they are. Wear a face covering It's the most obvious - and now mandatory - but it works.
You'll struggle to forget to put your face mask on with all these signs in place
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Mike Brown MVO, London's Transport Commissioner, said: "It's extremely important for everyone to wear a face covering when on the transport network to protect fellow passengers and staff." He added: "Making face coverings mandatory comes in addition to other measures designed to maintain social distancing, such stickers and signage, limits on the number of people carried by buses, hand sanitisers and extensive and enhanced cleaning of all vehicles." Don't speak This was an interesting finding - and one that makes a lot of sense. Chatting to someone else releases more germs into the air, especially dangerous in such an enclosed space. Thankfully, it's something we don't do anyway - no one would dare talk to a stranger during the daily commute in normal time, and now wearing a face mask makes it pretty impossible. This result is backed up by the study looking at Paris and Tokyo - both cities' transit systems are incredibly silent places.
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