Bus pass restrictions lifted

Timing restrictions on travel for holders of concessionary bus passes have been lifted in a bid to help support the Covid-19 vaccine roll out for elderly people and disabled residents. 

Now, all English national travel concessionary bus pass holders are allowed to travel free of charge before 9.30am each day. All bus operators have been told about the change and asked to inform their staff.

Councillor Craig Browne, deputy leader of Cheshire East Council, who has responsibility for strategic transport, said: “This is excellent news for our more-vulnerable residents as it allows concessionary bus pass holders greater flexibility to attend vaccination appointments. 

Councillor Craig Browne

“It is really vital – for everyone’s health – that people attend on time to get their jab, when invited to attend a vaccination centre.

“I would emphasise, however, that people should continue to stay at home whenever possible and only travel when it is necessary under the government guidelines – such as for essential shopping and health appointments. If you do travel, remember to wear a face covering and keep two metres apart from others.”

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