TSSA issues strike warning over social distancing relaxation

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The TSSA union has issued a strike warning following the Prime Minister’s announcement easing social distancing measures this week. The union has called on the Government to provide “unequivocal assurances that the social distancing rules across the transport network will remain at two metres.” It quotes the Government’s review into the 2m social distancing rule as stating that “public transport presents a high risk owing to prolonged indoor contact between a high number of users from different households…..We recommend 1m distancing with face coverings is allowed on public transport; increased capacity is necessary for economic growth”.

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