Free concessionary bus travel extended for Covid-19 vaccine appointments

A bus company is working with East Riding of Yorkshire Council to allow concessionary passholders free travel to their Covid-19 vaccine appointments.

Monday, 25th January 2021, 1:30 pm
Bus company East Yorkshire are working with East Riding of Yorkshire Council to allow concessionary passholders free travel to their Covid-19 vaccine appointments.

A bus company is working with East Riding of Yorkshire Council to allow concessionary passholders free travel to their Covid-19 vaccine appointments.

Ben Gilligan, at East Yorkshire, said: “ As soon as we realised that some concessionary passholders were having to travel earlier than their passes allowed, we got in touch with the council to ask if we could allow them to travel before 9.30am, and they immediately agreed.”

Paul Abbott, East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s head of housing, transportation and public protection, added: “With the vaccine programme now well underway in the area, it made sense to work with East Yorkshire to allow free early morning travel to those who are currently in the priority groups for the vaccination.”

The new free early morning travel begins immediately. Passholders travelling to early appointments will need to show the bus driver their appointment letter or similar proof of their appointment, and then will be allowed to use their pass before 9.30am.

Advice on public transport to vaccination centres is available on East Yorkshire’s website www.eastyorkshirebuses.co.uk, or by ringing the company’s BusLine advice centre on 01482 592929.