International Transport: Coronavirus

Department for Transport written question – answered on 18th March 2020.

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Photo of Kirsten Oswald Kirsten Oswald Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Northern Ireland), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Wales), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Work, Pensions and Inclusion)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care of 3 March 2020, Official Report, column 760, what steps he is taking to ensure that international travel operators serving the UK adopt the enhanced biosecurity measures required to minimise the transference of covid-19 into the UK; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Kelly Tolhurst Kelly Tolhurst Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The department is working closely with the transport sector and Public Health England to ensure that transport operations reflect the latest public health advice.

PHE and their counterparts in the devolved administrations, are responsible for determining and publishing health advice in relation to Covid-19. PHE has published guidance for staff in the transport sector which was made available on the GOV.UK website and DfT will continue to work with PHE to ensure this remains up to date.

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