Cleaning, hygiene and handwashing to reduce coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission

Removal of most coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions

This page is up to date following the removal of most restrictions in England. There are different regulations and guidance to follow for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The latest advice on keeping workplaces safe will help you assess the risks and continue to reduce COVID-19 transmission. This includes links to information on vaccination, as well as on testing, tracking and tracing (including where variants are spreading).

5. Vehicle cleaning

Consider cleaning vehicles regularly, particularly between different users. Cleaning could include commonly touched areas in vehicles including:

  • handles (inside and out)
  • steering wheel and starter button
  • centre touchscreen and stereo
  • handbrake and gearstick
  • keys and key fob
  • indicators and wiper stalks
  • windows, mirrors and mirror switches, seat adjusters and any other controls

Encourage people to practise good hygiene before and after using the vehicle. Provide hand sanitiser where necessary.

Find out more

We review and update this page regularly to reflect any changes in guidance.

Page last reviewed: 30 September 2021

Next review due: 31 October 2021

 
Updated 2021-09-01