Due to the ongoing developments with the coronavirus outbreak in Wales and RCT, and the need to focus staff resources towards services, we are only able to accept applications online using Transport for Wales website.
Due to an increasing number of positive COVID-19 cases and to prevent a future lockdown, Council Leaders in Merthyr Tydfil & Rhondda Cynon Taf are asking all residents to take action now to avoid the need for a formal local lockdown in the near future.
The voluntary actions requested from residents, which are recommended with immediate effect, include:
- Only using public transport for essential purposes, which includes travel to education, work, essential medical appointments, shopping and visiting supermarkets;
- Working from home for the next few weeks if you are able to do so. Actively seek the support of all employers to ensure that those that can work from home do so;
- Wearing three layer face coverings or masks, where it is safe to do so, whilst in work, in supermarkets and other indoor or crowded public spaces (recommended for age 12 and over);
- Do not visit care homes, unless it is an end of life visit where full PPE will be required.
Both Councils have made clear that Schools will remain open and home to school transport will continue to operate in accordance with the latest Public Health Wales guidance.
In line with Welsh Government’s travel advice it is now mandatory to wear a 3 layer face covering when using all public transport including taxis within Wales, unless you are aged under 11 or have certain medical conditions. A full list of exemptions can be found at https://gov.wales/requirement-wear-face-covering-public-transport-wales Whilst face coverings may help provide some control of the virus in specific circumstances, they do not replace the need for physical distancing, washing your hands or using hand sanitiser regularly.
If you need to travel by public transport, remember to stay 2 metres apart and try to travel at off-peak times (between 0900 – 1600). Please be aware, due to physical distancing measures there is reduced capacity on public transport and travel may take longer than normal so please allow extra time for your journey, especially if you need to make connections.
Make an application for a 60 and Over Concessionary Travel Card.
Report your Concessionary Travel Card lost, stolen or damaged and apply for a replacement Travel Card.