In order to support travel to and from Covid-19 vaccination appointments, holders of Older Person’s bus passes will now be able to use them all day until the 20th February (when schools are due to reopen).
Labour welcomes this extension of the concessionary bus pass to 24 hours a day, which means elderly people won’t have to pay to travel to early morning vaccination appointments and can choose to shop at quieter times of the day.
When leading the Council, Labour ensured Disabled Persons bus passes could be used 24 hours a day.
Labour are pleased that Older Persons can also now travel to shops and hospital appointments for free at any time of the day, for the next few weeks.
Labour Spokesperson for Environment, Transport & Sustainability, Councillor Gary Wilkinson said:
“I welcome the extension of Older People’s Bus Passes at this vital time in the fight against Covid-19.
“It’s really important we are able to support vulnerable residents in getting their vaccinations as quickly as possible.
“By extending the time older people can use their bus passes and bringing them in line with that of Disabled People’s, we hope that these pass holders can travel to their appointments without worries of time or cost.”
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