Transport Secretary comments on weekly transport trends data
Commenting on the publication of the transport trends weekly data, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure & Connectivity Michael Matheson said:
“This week, the latest data shows that travel across Scotland continues to increase. We all have a personal responsibility to minimise the chance that this virus can spread – so I would continue to ask that you only travel if essential and to stay local where you can. If travelling, it is important to ensure that you apply 2 metres of physical distancing from others where possible.
“I recognise that there will likely be some circumstances on public transport where the 2 metre rule is breached, even momentarily. For that reason, I am asking passengers to wear a face covering when travelling.
“With car travel in particular, it’s clear that not everyone is sticking to the guidance to stay within five miles of home or travel a reasonable distance to meet family they may not have seen in some time.
“I know lockdown has been difficult, but I’m asking everyone to think about how we travel and when we travel in order to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and help manage demand on our public transport network.”
Advice on how to travel safely is available on the Transport Scotland website.
Full COVID-19 transport trend data and methodology is available on the Transport Scotland website at www.bit.ly/2VPuo31