Advice for car sharers about ways to keep safe is now available, says the county council.
Working closely with the Leicester & Leicestershire Economic Partnership (LLEP), the council has developed materials, which are being shared with local businesses via the LLEP, Leicester City Council as well as district councils.
National advice is to try not to share a vehicle with those outside your household or support bubble, while recognising this isn’t always possible.
Although, we are encouraging people not to car share if possible, we know that for some it is essential, particularly when travelling to work, so want to encourage them to take the necessary safety measures.
Evidence suggests that the virus is less likely to be passed on outdoors and in well-ventilated buildings - so by taking these few simple steps we hope to reduce the risk of transmission
Person:Councillor Lee Breckon, county council cabinet member for health
Drivers should also be reminded to expect more pedestrians and cyclists, especially at peak times of day. Where possible, allow other road users to maintain social distancing. For example, give cyclists space at traffic lights.
The information is available in nine different languages and can be downloaded online at leicestershire.gov.uk/prevent-the-spread-of-the-virus