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International travellers could be fined £1,000 if they fail to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival in the UK, the government is expected to announce.

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  • Metrolink services to increase in frequency as TfGM encourages passenger to stay safeThe next tramway to announce an increase in service frequency is Manchester Metrolink with trams on all routes set to run every 12 minutes instead of every 20 from Tuesday 26th May. This announcement comes at the same time as a new campaign has been launched urging people to stay safe when making essential journeys on public transport in Greater Manchester.

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  • National Express issues April trading updateNational Express Group has provided a further brief update on April trading conditions following its post-Covid-19 updates of 19 March and 14 April. The company reports that revenue for April is around 50% compared to the same month in 2019, which it says is in line with the guidance provided to investors earlier this month.
  • TfWM hospital staff shuttle used more than 2,500 timesA special shuttle bus service has been used more than 2,500 times to carry NHS and social care workers to hospital and health facilities since the start of April, says Transport for West Midlands (TfWM). The West Midlands Ring and Ride minibuses were redeployed at the start of April to help health workers get to work during the coronavirus outbreak by offering a free shuttle bus service, targeted at areas with gaps in public transport provision. TfWM says it has proved popular with staff working at Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield, Wolverhampton’s New Cross Hospital and Walsall’s Manor Hospital.
  • Government steps in to support Transport for LondonFollowing a blunt ultimatum by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan to ministers to agree an emergency bailout for Transport for London (TfL), the government has stepped in to provide financial support to the capital’s transport operator
  • Operators prepare for increase in passenger numbersFollowing the publication by the Department for Transport (DfT) of its Safer Travel Guidance for Passengers, many operators are preparing for an upturn in passenger numbers as more people return to work.
  • Scotland’s Low Emission Zones on holdTransport Scotland (TS) has announced that plans to implement low emission zones across Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee have been temporarily paused as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak

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  • TfGM launches campaign to encourage social distancingAs residents across Greater Manchester begin to emerge and need to travel, the region's transport body, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), has launched a campaign encouraging passengers to stay safe and take only necessary journeys.

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