Humber Bridge goes contactless to limit spread of coronavirus

Motorists crossing the Humber Bridge are being asked to use contactless payments instead of cash with immediate effect.

It's part of a number of precautions being taken to ensure the bridge stays operational during the outbreak of coronavirus, as the UK Government moves into the “delay” phase of its response to COVID-19.

Tollbooth operators have been given gloves, hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes to help them stay safe while dealing with the thousands of motorists using the bridge each day.

The Humber Bridge is an essential connection for the region and is used by around 10,000 vehicles every day.