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After Boris Johnson speech, trains were full of workers

Trains were full of workers even if Boris Johnson said that changes will start on wednesday, 13 May.

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After PM's speech, train were packed by workers

Several hours after Boris Johnsons issued his guidance, trains have been full of workers. He said that anyone who can’t work from home, for instance, those in construction or manufacturing, should now be actively encouraged to go to work. Then he told people to avoid public transport if possible, advising people to cycle or drive.

Trains full of workers after PM announces new rules

A lot of people complain on social media about packed trains and lack of face masks and feeling uncomfortable. Tweeting Boris Johnson, people said:

  • “If you can’t work from home and want to return to work and need public transport what are your plans to keep people safe?”
  • “80% of the public use public transport to get to work sitting on a packed train with 70 strangers is surely not the way forward.”
  • “Peasants being sacrificed for the greater good.
  • “Tube trains packed and roads already getting busy despite ppl being advised to go back on Wednesday,” John Smith tweeted.
  • “When are we going to stop this nonsense? #thanksboris “

Then, Prime Minister 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, for instance, those in construction or manufacturing, 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 at all if possible because we must and will maintain social distancing, and capacity will, therefore, be limited.

So work from home if you can, but you should go to work if you can’t work from home. To ensure you are safe at work we have been working to establish new guidance for employers to make workplaces COVID-secure. And when you do go to work, if possible do so by car or even better by walking or bicycle. But just as with workplaces, public transport operators will also be following COVID-secure standards.”


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