What Business Travellers Need to know During Coronavirus Pandemic
With coronavirus reaching pandemic status, business travel is now an international concern. With many airlines now rebooking flights and hotels either operating reduced accommodation or on lockdown, business travellers wishing to stay in a hotel for meetings are likely to need to consider other options.
For those who run companies in London or require their employees to travel around London for business trips, it’s important to ensure you and your team members are informed about any changes to travelling in London too.
Business Travel in London
With Londoners and the city’s many visitors from other parts of the UK questioning the safety of public transport amid the spread of coronavirus, the underground – London’s main mode of transport – is likely to reduce the frequency of its trains. This will make business travel more stressful, as train times may not be compatible with other parts of your planned journey.
Travelling on the London underground, could increase passengers’ risks of contracting coronavirus, as everyone is likely to be in close proximity on the reduced train services. As medical experts say that people should keep at least two metres away from one another to avoid spreading coronavirus from possible carriers to individuals that are healthy, London trains are unlikely to meet this safety requirement.
Ways to Stay Safe When Travelling
Whilst official health guidelines for coronavirus specifically to cover travel have not been created, there are certain steps you can take to stay healthy during the pandemic.
It’s therefore advisable to:
- seek alternative forms of transport where possible.
- avoid crowded places and large numbers of people in close proximity.
- ensure you maintain a safe distance from others: at least two metres is advised.
- carry antibacterial gel with you at all times.
- wash your hands in warm water with soap for at least 20 seconds.
- apply cleaning spray or wipes to surfaces you touch and objects you use.
- wear a mask with ventilation if you may be in contact with someone at risk.
- keep monitoring coronavirus news for any news updates that may affect travel.
How to Stay Safe When Travelling
If you or your employees need to travel for business during the coronavirus pandemic, there are ways to minimise health risks and keep your staff safe. Private travel enables you and your employees to complete business journeys whilst travelling separately from members of the general public. So, you can ensure you reach your meeting, conference or London office without exposing yourself to the much larger number of germs shared via public transport.
Safest Form of Travel During Coronavirus Outbreak
As coronavirus continues to spread, it is strongly recommended that anyone travelling avoids coming into contact with other people where possible. Private travel is, therefore, the safest form of travel during virus outbreaks.
Our London chauffeur service facilitates private travel to and from meetings and events, to meet all your business needs. At AZ Luxe, we ensure hand sanitiser is readily available and regularly used in every car within our fleet. So, whether you choose to hire a Rolls-Royce Ghost, Rolls-Royce Phantom, or a Mercedes-Benz S Class or V Class, you can rest assured that hygiene and the safety of our passengers are of paramount concern to us.
We also make sure that we routinely disinfect each of our cars after every single use, to ensure everyone who uses our car hire service is kept safe. Our frequent use of disinfectant and antibacterial gel before and after journeys also applies to our fleet of supercars. We therefore provide thorough hygiene protocol for you, as well as for all of your employees, which cannot be implemented on public transport. In addition to ensuring our clients reach their destination on time, we focus on ensuring everyone who travels with us experiences a stress-free journey. Doing everything within our power to keep your staff healthy and your business operating during this difficult time is, therefore, also our priority.
Whether you’re a business owner who requires a dedicated chauffeur service, an employee arranging private travel for work or an individual who needs to visit someone, please contact us to find out more about the safer travel options our team can arrange for you.