Southern Vectis receives Visit England ‘We’re Good to Go’ mark

3 months ago Mon 6th Jul 2020

open top bus on coastal road

Southern Vectis has received the industry standard mark ‘We’re Good to Go’ - which recognises our efforts to implement cleaning and social distancing measures for our staff and customers during the coronavirus crisis.

We have been transporting key workers since March and, now that lockdown is easing, our team is looking forward to seeing many more passengers from across the island and from further afield.

“Thanks to hard work and determination from my colleagues, Southern Vectis has been providing essential travel continuously during the past four months - and now we are excited to be welcoming lots more people on-board,” said Southern Vectis general manager, Richard Tyldsley.

“We have stringent cleaning regimes in place - including extra focus on touch points, which are regularly treated with anti-viral wipes. Our bus seating has been arranged to allow our customers to practice social distancing, and we have undertaken risk assessments in all our work places and at Newport and Ryde bus stations.

‘Further measures we have taken include social distancing signposts and markings, hand washing facilities, access to hand sanitiser, and protective screens for our drivers. You could definitely say ‘we’re good to go’ - so we are delighted to have been recognised by this industry standard.

“With the summer months now upon us, we are busy making plans to re-introduce bus services to the many wonderful tourist locations that we are blessed with here. The Isle of Wight is beginning to emerge from lockdown and, as well as transporting people to work, our team is ready-and-waiting to help people enjoy all the gems the spectacular countryside and coast has to offer.”

Visit England launched the UK-wide industry standard and consumer mark to provide a ‘ring of confidence’ for tourism as the sector works towards reopening.