With the outbreak of Covid-19 also known as the Corona Virus public transport has been pretty much a no go area for much of the public. Public businesses such as commercial gyms, kid zones and other such businesses have had to close to the public to help stop the spread of Covid-19. Soon after public transport was also seen as an area where the virus could easily be spread amongst the population. Many people began driving to work instead of taking the bus or dart and others simply began working from home to avoid using public transport.
With that said some people still need to get to work and many have resorted to cycling to work in order to avoid continuation on the bus, dart or Luas. Other essential workers however have resorted to a more modern form of personal transport which is that of the adult electric scooter.
Most adult electric scooters have a range of over 20kms which is more than enough for most people to get to work. Although the law on these vehicles is unclear in times like these electric scooter laws are certainly not a top priority. Adult electric scooter sales have seen a huge increase in recent weeks as people do their best to get to work on their own terms.
There is also talk of giving free passes to essential workers in order for them to use public bike schemes such as Dublin bikes. This would also allow workers to avoid the bus or train in order to get to work, again decreasing their chances of getting infected.
The HSE are also considering moving nurses who live with each other into separate accommodation in order to avoid a cluster of infections spreading more easily into different hospitals. These are truly challenging times and the pressure on health staff cannot be over stated.We can all do our best to help the situation by staying at home and listening to the governments guidelines.