The EC has expressed its willingness to be flexible. It is prepared to consider relaxing relevant requirements to ensure the smooth flow of goods throughout Europe at this unprecedented time, and has called on Member States to do the same. This is aimed at reducing the strain on the transport sector during this crisis and enabling it to focus on its core tasks of delivering essential freight to the public. The EC has also stressed that Member States should only impose restrictions on the transport of goods, transport workers and passengers for public health reasons. The interventions by the EC and Member States include the protection of transport workers, free circulation of goods and people who need to cross borders, green corridors (priority lanes for freight transport), flexibility for rules on driving and rest times, and pre-notification of measures to the EC.