Local bus company East Yorkshire has announced that their buses will continue running when lockdown begins on Thursday 5 November.
The operator’s buses will all run to normal timetables, to enable people to continue to travel to school, college, supermarkets and essential employment.
Only one service will change, as the Coaster service between Bridlington, Filey, Scarborough and the holiday villages will move to its winter timetable from Friday 6 November, because the holiday villages on its route will all be closed to the public.
Ben Gilligan, Area Director of East Yorkshire, said that although bus services would continue running, passengers should carry on following safe travel guidance.
“We’ve done everything we can to keep our buses clean and safe, but it’s up to everyone to play their part to stop the spread” he said. “We’ve put in place enhanced cleaning regimes, including more cleaning of touchpoints such as handrails and disinfectant ‘fogging’ of buses overnight, screens to keep drivers and passengers socially distanced, and we’re carrying fewer people on each bus.”
“However, passengers should also follow some simple common sense advice to keep themselves and each other safe when they travel, including travelling at quiet times if possible, washing their hands before and after travelling, paying by contactless or on our app if they can, wearing a face covering throughout the journey and, of course, staying at home if they have any coronavirus symptoms, however mild.”
You can find a guide to travelling safely by bus at www.eastyorkshirebuses.co.uk, or those who don’t have internet access can find out more by ringing BusLine on 01482 59 29 29.
[Claire Robinson – East Yorkshire]