What do the new national restrictions mean for travel?

St Ives Bay Line by WestBahnFilms

St Ives Bay Line by WestBahnFilms

Train services are unchanged and continue running as we enter the new national restrictions, but there are new rules about travel. Here’s a quick explainer:

You can travel for the following reasons (taken from Gov.uk):

  • travelling to work where this cannot be done from home
  • travelling to education and for caring responsibilities
  • to visit those in your support bubble – or your childcare bubble for childcare
  • hospital, GP and other medical appointments or visits where you have had an accident or are concerned about your health
  • to buy goods or services from premises that are open, including essential retail
  • to spend time or exercise outdoors – this should be done locally wherever possible, but you can travel to do so if necessary (for example, to access an open space)
  • attending the care and exercise of a pet, or veterinary services

Apart from the above, you should look to reduce the number of journeys you make.

Read the full information on Gov.uk.

Advice if you are travelling
Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in indoor spaces at stations unless you are exempt. If you can, please buy your ticket online on the GWR app or website.

Please also remember to wash your hands and use social distancing. Read more on GWR’s Coronavirus advice page.