Coronavirus: 'Normal' service on Salisbury Reds 'for now'

Coronavirus: 'Normal' service on Salisbury Reds 'for now'

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 9:19am 18th March 2020.

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The bus operator has, however, warned that some timetables may be altered or routes 'cancelled at short notice'.

Salisbury Reds has said 'the health and safety of our colleagues and customers is our number one priority'.

They've posted an update on their website with their current position - here's the key points: 

Continuing to run bus services as planned for now
Salisbury Reds are anticipating staff absence, so some journeys may be cancelled at short notice
Allow extra time for journeys in case of alterations
Regular timetable updates will be put on the Salisbury Reds website

Ansty Village Salisbury Reds (Mike Draper)
Services on Salisbury Reds will be running as much as possible

CLEANING BEING STEPPED UP

They've said they're 'carefully monitoring and reviewing' cleaning regimes on their services.

Salisbury Reds are also promising a 'greater focus on high touch areas' and increasing cleaning where necessary.

Their statement also says 'bus operators have extensive cleaning regimes that maintain high levels of hygiene for passengers to protect the health and well-being of their customers and employees'. 

SPECIAL TIMETABLE BEING CREATED

Salisbury Reds say they expect to have a new timetable in place to deal with the Covid-19 outbreak.

That's expected to come into force from Monday 6th April.

The bus operator says the 'detail of this is being worked on by our local team' - more details will follow on how that might look. 

Electric Bus - Britford Park and Ride PR9 - Salisbury Reds (Mike Draper) (4)
Park and ride services are operating as normal

CHANGES TO TRAVEL SHOPS

From Monday (23rd March), the Salisbury Reds Travel Shop in the Cross Keys Shopping Centre will have reduced opening hours.

They'll be opening between 10.00am and 4.00pm for the foreseeable future.

Phone lines to Salisbury Reds are expected to be busy, so passengers are asked to be patient.

Emails and social media feeds will still be operating.

Passengers are also asked to use contactless or mobile payments where possible, avoiding using cash.

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