Following the Prime Minister's announcement that the avoid public transport message has been dropped CPT Chief Executive Graham Vidler said:
“Operators have worked hard to ensure that buses are safe for both passengers and drivers. Moving away from the damaging avoid public transport message will be an important step in giving people the confidence to travel and we look forward to welcoming more passengers back onto buses.
The reaction is in response to the Government’s announcement that tyres aged 10 years and older will be banned from coach, bus, and lorries in new measures to improve road safety.
Responding to the Government’s announcement today that the social distancing 2metre rule will be eased, Confederation of Passenger Transport Chief Executive Graham Vidler said: “The Prime Minister's announcement heralds a significant opening up of further sections of the economy. Bus operators already have a comprehensive package of measures to ensure people can travel with confidence, such as cleaning regimes and cashless payment.
Over 550 coach travel operators have written to the Chancellor warning that without urgent support many of their businesses will go under as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic costing thousands of jobs.