Alternative Mode of Transportation During the Pandemic
Life hasn’t been the same since the coronavirus pandemic exploded months ago. Things are slowly getting back to normal but because there is still no vaccine for coronavirus, people have been hesitant going out especially since social distancing measures have to be implemented. Here are some of the alternative mode of transportation you can choose:
Not everyone has the luxury of owning a car or bike. And because some work far away from home, walking is simply not possible. Commuting via bus, jeepney or railway is definitely a high risk despite efforts to make sure there is no overcrowding of passengers. But for those who can’t avoid it, one must abide by wearing the mandatory face shield and face mask when community.
Planes & Ships
Plane travel is currently operating at a limited capacity, but ships and ferries have yet to be operating normally. Like public transportations, planes and ships are likewise a high risk because of people traveling together in an enclosed space. If you must travel, make sure to practice the necessary safety measures to avoid being infected.
Even if there services like Grab car or Angkas, one must likewise be wary. This is because you have no idea if the car or bike you are riding, is sanitary and virus-free. There is also no way of knowing if the previous passenger or even the service driver is covid-free.
Bike & E-scooters
If you can afford to buy or borrow a bike or e-scooter, good for you. Not only is it eco-friendly, but because you are riding alone, this mode of transportation is considered a low risk. It is also a healthy form of exercise. Just make sure you sanitize your bike before and after using it since airborne viruses can stay on metal surfaces for days.
If your errands are not that far, opt for walking. Just make sure you are at least 6 feet away from anyone and steer clear of crowded places. Like biking, walking is good for the heart and Mother Nature will love you for not polluting the environment.
Regardless of the mode of transportation you choose, always make sure you never leave home without the new normal essentials — alcohol or hand sanitizer, face mask, tissue or wipes and face shield. However, if you can work at home or have things delivered at home, it’s better that way instead of going out. There is no surefire way to avoid coronavirus but staying at home significantly helps you to being at risk of being exposed.