The lockdown is over, and we’re all free once again to move around to the places we’d like to go. Of course, this is only true to a certain extent; in response to growing case numbers, the government has brought in a ‘rule of six’, along with partial lockdowns in certain hotspots.
During these uncertain times, you might have found yourself reconsidering your mode of transport, or at the very least thinking about ways in which you might mitigate the risk. Let’s look at a few vehicles you might consider during lockdown.
When you walk from place to place, you’re out in the open air, and you’re at minimal risk of passing close to other people. Wear a facemask and you’ll enjoy an even greater level of protection. Where walking is possible, it’s almost always the healthiest available option. Getting exercise into your day is always worthwhile, even when there isn’t a health crisis unfolding.
For much the same reason as walking, cycling is a great way of getting from place to place. Make sure that your bike is adequately insured against theft and damage, and that you have a safe place to keep it at home and at your place of work.
Trains & Buses
Trains and buses present a difficulty. They’re a place where transmission can easily occur between passengers. If you’re lucky, you might find that your carriage is sparsely-peopled, because everyone else has taken the advice seriously and chosen another means of getting from place to place.
With all of that said, it’s still worth taking every precaution. Wear a high-quality facemask, especially if you’re going to be descending into the bowels of a tube station, and jostling against other passengers. Bear in mind that not all facemasks are built quite the same, and thus it’s worth investigating which ones work the best, especially if you’re going to be making daily commutes regularly.
Get a Car
A car is probably the safest way to travel. It’s a bubble that’ll protect you against other people and the air they’re expelling. Given that so many of us are only choosing this mode of transport in the short-term, leasing and rental makes a great deal of sense, with smaller cars like the Citroen C1 being favoured. If you’re transporting other people, then take every precaution by installing them in the back seat of the car rather than the front.