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The Welsh Government’s traffic information service for motorways and trunk roads in Wales

Current Advice for Road Users during the Coronavirus Outbreak


What should you do?

Please do not travel unless absolutely necessary. Stay home.

We’re doing everything we can to keep our network running smoothly you can help us by only using it for essential journeys. This will help protect our NHS, delay the spread of Coronavirus and save lives.

What counts as essential travel?

Government guidelines state you should only travel for the following reasons:

-to shop for necessities, it is encouraged that you make this as infrequently as possible.

-to seek medical care.

- to provide help or care to vulnerable persons.

- to help the NHS by donating blood.

- to avoid injury or illness.

-when travelling to and from work, but only where it is not reasonably practicable to work from home

- to attend a funeral if you are invited by the person organising the funeral, or the carer of a person attending the funeral, although this is subject to limits on numbers who can attend, in order to ensure that 2 metre distancing can be kept.


Please see the Welsh government’s full guidance on staying at home and away from others here.

Please ensure your vehicle is roadworthy and drive carefully

You must ensure your vehicle is safe to drive before setting off on a journey. You should carry out a walkaround check of the vehicle before your journey and check the:
• lights
• tyres
• wheel fixings
• bodywork
• trailer coupling
• load and other equipment

Our roads are vital for the transport of key workers, the delivery of goods and for the emergency services. The Traffic Officer Service works incredibly hard, 365 days a year, to ensure the network is safe to use. Please help them during this outbreak by minimising your chance of breaking down while out on the road and driving responsibly to ensure they’re able to focus resources where they’re needed most.


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