>>> UPDATED CORONAVIRUS TRANSPORT INFORMATION 12th May 2020: The Department for Transport (DfT) has stated that “If you normally share a vehicle with people from other households for essential journeys, we recommend you find a different way to travel. For example, consider walking, cycling or using your own vehicle if you can. If you have to travel with people outside your household group, try to share the transport with the same people each time and keep to small groups of people at any one time.”
“Wearing a face covering is optional and is not required by the law. If you choose to wear one, it is important to use face coverings properly and wash your hands before putting them on and after taking them off.”
“Where people from different households need to use a vehicle at the same time, good ventilation (keeping the car windows open) and facing away from each other may help to reduce the risk of transmission. Where possible, consider seating arrangements to optimise distance between people in the vehicle. If you are in close proximity to people outside your household, you should:
One of you can drive, and split the costs between you. Or take turns, and reduce the commuting stress. Sharing the drive means fewer cars on the road, so you'll do the environment a favour too.
Use CarShareGM, our secure online matching service, to find local people who make a similar journey to you.
It's free, and simple to join.
You can ask to share with certain people – like women only, or non-smokers for instance.
You can be matched with people from your own company only, or choose from drivers who work for other organisations too.
And you could even get extra incentives, like a guaranteed parking space, or an alternative lift home if there's a problem.
You can use CarShareGM if your employer is a member. There's a list of CarShareGM employers at the start of the registration form.
If you can't see your organisation, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, and we can ask them to join: it's free for employers too.
When you've signed up for CarShareGM you'll get a list of potential driving partners.
If you think someone is suitable, contact them to sort things out. It's best to meet at a workplace first, and to ask for identification.
Once you have been contacted about a possible car share match, we suggest that you adopt this common-sense approach to ensure your safety:
Why not trial it and see if a match works for you? If not, there's no obligation: if you don't want to share with someone, you don't have to.