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Information for travelling across Wales during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

First published:
3 April 2020
Last updated:

Rail services

Rail passengers must wear a face covering.

Check the Transport for Wales website for advice and guidance or the direct links below:

British Transport Police (BTP) will:

  • patrol stations
  • support railway staff
  • remind the public to follow the government advice

If you do not follow or you ignore the advice from BTP you may receive a fine.

Contact the local BTP in your area for further information.

Bus services

Bus passengers must wear a face covering.

Some bus operators are running a reduced service.

Free bus travel for NHS workers will end on Saturday 12 September. You will need to pay for your travel when using Welsh bus services from this date onwards.

Free weekend travel on the Traws Cymru network is currently unavailable.

Traveline Cymru has useful information for older commuters.

Trawscymru are continuing to deliver public transport information via their website.

Blue Badges

During the COVID 19 epidemic local authorities continue to accept new Blue Badge applications and reapplications but there may be a delay with processing these due to staff shortages and resources being deployed to other priority working areas.

Please continue to apply and if you are reapplying ensure you allow enough time before your badge expires. Local authority staff will respond to you as soon as they are able to. Please check on the relevant local authority website for information on help and support if required.

Welsh Government and other nations will continue to monitor the situation closely and Blue Badge holders should continue to use their badges for journeys, complying with the rights and responsibilities booklet and any local restrictions.

Driving lessons and tests

  • Driving lessons restarted in July
  • Theory tests and car driving tests restarted in August

Information and updates can be found on GOV.UK.

Air services

Cardiff Airport has produced advice that you should read if you intend to travel. Please check Cardiff Airport’s website for further information.

Get advice on foreign travel and returning home. If travelling abroad, check the latest Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advice (on GOV.UK) before travelling.

Get advice on travelling to Wales from outside of the UK.

MyTravelPass scheme

MyTravelPass have temporarily stopped issuing new MyTravelPass cards.

To keep updated follow us on Twitter or check the MyTravelPass website.

Concessionary Fares.

Ports

Stena Line ferries have taken several precautionary safety measures to ensure a safe and comfortable journey for all.

Follow our advice on wearing a face covering on ferries.

Get advice on foreign travel and returning home. If travelling abroad, check the latest Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advice (on GOV.UK) before travelling.

Get advice on travelling to Wales from outside of the UK.

Roads

Routes may be different as local areas make changes. This is to enable distancing on pavements and cycle routes.

Follow advice for private cars and other vehicles.

Our traffic officers are patrolling the roads and keeping the network safe. Information about disruptions on our network are on Traffic Wales.

Freight and other drivers

If you have toilet facilities located in a distribution centre please continue to allow drivers to use toilet facilities.

Hand washing and toilet facilities should be made available at all times.

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