Car sharing safely

Where possible only car share with members of your own household or support bubble. However, if car sharing may be reasonably necessary as part of your volunteering duties, or taking someone to a medical or vaccination appointment.

Help keep yourself, other passengers and transport staff safe by taking the following precautions:

  • maintain social distancing
  • limit the number of people or households that you come into contact with, for example, by avoiding the busiest routes, as well as busy times, such as the rush hour
  • wash or sanitise your hands regularly
  • avoid touching your face
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or the inside of your elbow when coughing or sneezing
  • travel side by side or behind other people, rather than facing them, where seating arrangements allow
  • only touch surfaces where required for safe travel
  • stay outdoors, rather than indoors, where possible
  • minimise the time spent close to other people, where possible
  • avoid loud talking, shouting or singing
  • dispose of waste safely, including items such as used disposable face coverings

You must wear a face covering on public transport and in substantially enclosed areas of transport hubs in England, unless you are exempt.

You should follow this guidance even if you have been vaccinated, as you could still spread COVID-19 to others. Check the guidance on what to expect after your vaccination.

You must not travel at all if you: