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    Mark Ward

    Ladies and Gentlemen,
    The latest guidelines on car sharing was issued sometime yesterday, the key bit reads as follows:

    When car sharing, you should only travel in groups of no more than 6 people, or 2 households, unless you are travelling for a reason that is exempt.

    You can protect yourself and those you are sharing a car with by:

    -sharing the car with the same people each time and, where possible, only with members of your household or support bubble
    -minimising the group size at any one time
    -opening windows for ventilation
    -travelling side by side or behind other people, rather than facing them, where seating arrangements allow
    -facing away from each other if possible
    -considering seating arrangements to maximise distance between people in the vehicle
    -cleaning your car between journeys using standard cleaning products – make sure you clean door handles and other areas that people may touch
    -asking the driver and passengers to wear a face covering

    If you wish to read the whole of the update please follow https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-travel-guidance-for-passengers#private-cars-and-other-vehicles

    In essence the guidelines recommend that if you share a car open a window to allow free ventilation during the journey, wear a face mask, wash (or sanitise) your hands after the journey and wash the touchpoints (handles, seats etc) when you get home. This is all good sensible advice in the current climate, however, responsibility for compliance is down to the individuals sharing a car. From a club point of view fewer cars does help with the limited parking we sometimes have to deal with and is therefore helpful but it must remain an individuals responsibility

    Stay safe

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