Our bus services to continue as country enters third national lockdown

2 weeks ago Tue 5th Jan 2021

Lockdown updates buses running as normal

We have been operating a full service timetable for several months, and current plans are to continue providing transport for all those who need to travel across the Isle of Wight.

“We know many of those living and working within our community - whether they are NHS, supermarket staff, carers or other keyworkers - are still relying on us to get them to work,” said Southern Vectis managing director, Andrew Wickham.

“So, just as we have done during previous lockdown measures, we will continue to serve them by operating a full bus service here on the Island. The special measures we introduced months ago are designed to ensure that public transport is still one of the safest places to be.

“Our team makes sure every bus is cleaned regularly with anti-viral wipes, and there are on-board hand sanitisers for our customers to use. We ask those travelling with us to continue wearing face coverings, unless they are exempt.

“These are challenging times for us all, and I would like to thank my colleagues - who themselves are keyworkers - for their incredible resilience and dedication. Without their efforts, many of those who carry out vital roles within our local community would be unable to travel.

“With this in mind, we will continue to provide a comprehensive bus service here. We are, of course, monitoring government guidelines closely - and we are ready to adapt our offering wherever and whenever this is deemed necessary.”

For timetable information, please click here