Car sharing guidance – 30 October

We have created a handout that providers can download with guidelines on car sharing.

The guidance says:

  • You must not share a vehicle if either the driver or passenger is feeling unwell or has any symptoms of Covid – however mild- or if either has been advised by Test & Protect that they are a contact of a confirmed case
  • Wear a face covering which fully covers your nose and mouth (this is mandatory on public transport)
  • Limit the number of different people you share transport with – if you regularly travel with others, try to share with the same people each time if possible
  • Limit the number of persons within the vehicle- Driver and 1 passenger only, where possible in a standard car
  • The passenger should sit in the back seat on the left hand side to maximise the physical distance between people in the vehicle
  • Avoid touching your face covering
  • Wash or sanitise your hands before and after your journey and if you are the driver you should encourage passengers to do likewise
  • Use windows and/or vents to encourage fresh air circulation inside the vehicle and removal of ‘stale’ air. Avoid using air recirculation settings on your car.
  • If you regularly share a vehicle, clean vehicle touch points (door handles, steering wheel etc) at least daily with a detergent wipe or similar
  • Please do not attend work/share a car with a person who has Covid-19 symptoms or who has been informed via test and protect contract tracing that they are a contact of a confirmed COVID-19 positive case.