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What can you do to reduce your risk of catching or spreading the coronavirus on public transport?

The smartest commuters know hidden tricks to get from A to B. In the walking tunnels between station platforms, for example, non-signposted routes can offer shortcuts.

Navigating public transport during the pandemic, however, is something that even the most experienced commuter has never faced before. Getting around quickly now feels much less important than getting around safely.

So, how might a savvy passenger reduce their risk? There are of course essential things you should do – wear a mask, avoid rush hours if you can, and follow physical distancing guidance in stations and onboard. Following local public health advice is the most important thing, and will reduce your risk significantly.

Ventilation and airflow matters

With a respiratory disease like Covid-19, the more people breathing, coughing and talking into the same air as you in a confined space, the more chance there is of being infected by the virus. If you can cycle, walk or ride a scooter outside to get to work, that’s your best option as there is more space to keep your distance from others. Cars are obviously personally safer too, provided you stick to travelling with those in your own household.

Silence is golden

When assessing your chosen form of transport, it is worth considering how much talking goes on inside – and how loudly. Noisy environments, where people must lean in and shout to be heard, are higher risk than quieter spaces.

Where to choose a seat

In addition to encouraging masks, many transport authorities have introduced signs and stickers that remind people to physically distance with their seat choice, but are there any other things to know about which seats to choose or avoid.

So, while there are short-term ways to reduce your risk on public transport, a bigger question to ask ourselves is whether it’s time to reassess how and when we get from A to B. What will city commuting look like after a year or two of focusing on safety, not capacity or speed? It’s unknown, but for now, all we can do as travellers as hang on to something firm, and hope we arrive at a better destination.

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