Transportation has been heavily affected in the wake of the global pandemic. Not just flights, but even trains all over the world had to come to a halt due to coronavirus precautionary measures. But despite these measures, how did then people manage to travel from one place to another, in case of emergencies?
In Europe, railway services have not been completely abandoned. The European Union Agency for Railways (ERA) has established a set of measures, a protocol to assure the safety of people travelling on trains. The Agency has stated that these rules are to be applied at all times for the passengers and the entire staff.
These rules indicate wearing masks at all times on the train, just like anywhere else in the public. And of course, since COVID-19 can be transmitted from human to human, physical distance is compulsory. This means that not every seat on the train should be taken. Passengers should be seated, leaving blank seats in between each other as potential gaps for social distancing. Have a look at the infographic below to see a few other safety measures incorporated into the protocol.
Infographic by: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control