PM encourages car use for workers

Published:  11 May, 2020

Garages in England could see an increase in demand from motorists, as the government shifts its emphasis on COVID-19 and encourages people to return to work, preferably by car.

Last night, (Sunday 10 May), Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressed the nation, and explained how the message on COVID-19 was being amended. While people are now being asked to be alert to the risk, they are also being encouraged to return to work from Wednesday where possible.

The Prime Minister said: “We said that you should work from home if you can, and only go to work if you must. We now need to stress that anyone who can’t work from home, should be actively encouraged to go to work, and we want it to be safe for you to get to work, so you should avoid public transport if at all possible, as we must and will maintain social distancing.”

He continued: “When you do go to work, if possible do so by car, or even better by walking or bicycle.”

Despite the emphasis change announced by the Prime Minister, advice in Scotland and Wales remains the same, and ‘stay at home’ continues to be the message being pressed. 

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