Public Transport: Coronavirus

Department for Transport written question – answered on 19th June 2020.

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Photo of Margaret Greenwood Margaret Greenwood Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Volunteering Matters Journey Makers programme, whether volunteers will be tested for covid-19 before being deployed; and what personal protective equipment will be issued to those volunteers.

Photo of Chris Heaton-Harris Chris Heaton-Harris Minister of State (Department for Transport)

Volunteers will not be tested for covid-19 before being deployed. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided by the relevant local transport operator where the volunteers are being deployed. PPE provided will be in line with the latest guidance provided by Public Health England.

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