NHS staff have been offered free travel on LandFlight services as they work to fight coronavirus COVID-19.
The West Midlands operator is also waiving concession pass charges before 0930hrs for elderly passengers who need to travel to supermarkets, allowing them time to shop during their priority hour.
Says Bus Operations Manager at LandFlight Leigh Russell: “In our sector we’ve been receiving great support from the public, as our drivers are on the front line.
“It means a lot. It’s why we wanted to show our thanks and spread the message to members of the public too.”
LandFlight buses now display the message ‘stay home, stay safe, protect the NHS’ to encourage social distancing measures.
Adds LandFlight Director Danny Matthews: “We will be doing all we can to provide services to key workers and those who need to get to supermarkets at this unprecedented time.
“However we must join the call from the government to urge anyone whose journey is not essential to stay home, and help take the strain off the NHS.”
Bus Inspector Matt Neale is leading the LandFlight team in deep cleaning the company’s buses every day, and smoke sanitising them once a week – a process harmless to humans.
“We are doing everything we can to prevent any spread of the virus,” says Ms Russell.