Seats within two metres of the driver are taped off, however wheelchair spaces will always remain available. A no standing policy will also be in place. When revised capacities are met, buses will show a “bus full” sign and drivers will only stop to let passengers alight.
“The safety of our passengers and colleagues is of the utmost importance to us and in addition to these new measures, we continue to operate in line with previous government advice to ensure bus travel is as safe as possible for those needing to make essential journeys.
We appreciate some people may be concerned by the new capacity levels and would like to assure you that we want everyone’s journey to be as smooth and as safe as possible. We will be closely monitoring and adapting services in line with demand, wherever we can, to help ensure this is the case.
We have an enhanced cleaning regime in place, ensuring all touch-point surfaces, both on our buses and in our depots, are regularly deep cleaned. Our driver’s protective screens have also been enhanced. Guidance on social distancing is clearly marked on board our buses with notices advising passengers where to sit.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers for their continued support and encouragement of our bus workers during this time, it is a pleasure for us to be able to serve our local communities.”
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