Public transport

The council’s Public Health team have been advising public transport providers in the city on how they can effectively manage and reduce the risk of illnesses spreading.

Staff have been given information and advice on how they can take the same precautions as the public in reducing the spread of illnesses. Buses and taxis are regularly cleaned.

The council will continue to support our public transport providers.

Find guidance for staff in the transport sector.


We have expanded the times all concessionary bus pass holders can travel in the city to 24 hours, initially until 30 June 2020.

Currently, this will apply to just Brighton & Hove City Council pass holders who are travelling within the city boundaries.

Breeze bus services 77, 78 and 79 to Devil’s Dyke, Ditchling Beacon and Stanmer Park will be suspended from Saturday 28 March.

You can find more advice and information on the Brighton & Hove Buses website.


Find the latest advice and information from Southern Railway

The situation is changing all the time and transport providers are advised to check information on the government website is the latest update available. 

Download Public Health England's hand washing technique poster.

What to do if you become unwell on public transport

  1. Go back to your home or place of residence immediately
  2. Try to avoid close contact with other people and touch objects and surfaces as little as possible
  3. Follow advice on self-isolation (staying at home) if symptoms are mild or call NHS 111 if symptoms are severe

Public spaces

You should make sure you are following the latest government guidance on when to self isolate (stay at home) to help to prevent the virus spreading. 

What to do if you become unwell in a public space

If you become unwell with possible coronavirus when you're out and about, do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

Follow advice on self-isolation (staying at home) if symptoms are mild or call NHS 111 if symptoms are severe

You can find the answers to more common questions about Coronavirus from NHS.UK.

Wellbeing in public spaces

We understand that some people may be concerned about being in public spaces where people who have been confirmed of having COVID-19 have been. Public Health England are taking all necessary steps to prevent the spread of illness.