Following recent updated guidance from the Government I want to provide you with an update of what we’re doing at First to keep you travelling safe.
From 15th June you must wear a face covering or mask on our buses
From Monday 15 June, anyone wishing to travel by bus must follow new government rules and wear a face covering or mask on board at all times. Please help our drivers and your fellow passengers by complying with this practical safety measure. A guide on how you can make a mask, can be found on our website.
Keeping you safe on board
This week we’re also rolling out a new, long-lasting sanitising treatment across our entire fleet, which kills Coronavirus on surfaces. The treatment is effective for 28 days, is environmentally-friendly, and is scientifically proven to be highly effective against Covid-19. It is the latest addition to our already enhanced cleaning regime. Our buses will be treated every 28 days with this “invisible shield”, which attracts and kills organisms and is the latest cleaning enhancement in addition to the daily disinfection of all customer touchpoints onboard.
Helping you travel with confidence
With social distancing measures in place on our buses there are fewer seats than normal available on each bus. To help you travel with confidence we have developed some new functionality in our Mobile App. You can now track your bus live on a map so you know exactly where it is and when it will get to your stop. What’s more, each bus now displays in real time how many empty seats there are to help you plan your journey. If you can buy tickets in advance on our app and avoid using cash it would be appreciated.
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