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Do not travel if you have COVID-19 symptoms or are self-isolating. Get a test and follow the stay at home guidance.

COVID-19 has not gone away, so it’s important to remember the actions you can take to keep yourself and others safe. Everybody needs to continue to act carefully and remain cautious.

Please be considerate to the public transport operators that are doing all they can to keep their passengers as safe as possible. All Isle of Wight Ferry’s and the hovercraft will be asking their passengers to use hand sanitiser and wear face coverings. Firstbus, Stage coach and the park and ride will allow seating in all seats and they will be asking people to follow the government guidance.

Recommendations from government:

  • Face coverings are, unless exempt, a legal requirement on public transport from 4am Tuesday 30 November. This includes trains, buses, coaches, ferries, hovercraft and, taxis and private hire vehicles. Face coverings must also be worn in transport hubs railway stations, ports and, bus and coach stations. For further information on where it is law to wear a face covering visit Face coverings when to wear one and how to make your own
  • As there’s still a risk you could catch or pass on the virus (even if you’re fully vaccinated), you should be cautions and consider the risks when meeting people you do not usually live with. You might choose to limit close contact, or use lateral flow tests before and after being in close contact with others.

There are no restrictions on travel within England. You should check the rules at your destination if you’re planning to travel to Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, or to Ireland or the Channel Islands as there may be restrictions in place.

Before you book to travel abroad, check the Government’s red list for the latest on international travel.