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Nottingham City Transport remind passengers in Gedling borough to only use buses for ‘essential travel’

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Bus passengers in Gedling borough are being reminded to only use Nottingham City Transport services for ‘essential travel’.

The firm issued the reminder following the Prime Minister’s recent statement on Sunday.

They said that travel must be ‘essential’ and a number of rules must be followed when using the services.

The rules are as follows…

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  • Do not travel unwell or if you live with someone who is self-isolating
  • Keep your distance when queuing at bus stops and only board the bus one at a time
  • Have your fare, ticket or pass ready before boarding
  • Try and sit at least 2m apart, where possible, and make use of the upstairs (which on many buses is underused)
  • Cough and sneeze hygienically and use a tissue which must be disposed of in a bin
  • Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds before and after travelling
  • When leaving the bus, wait behind the red circle on the floor until the doors are opened​
A Lilac 25 bus in Carlton
PICTURED: Lilac 25 bus which serves Carlton

Although more people in the borough are being asked to return to work on Wednesday if they can’t work from home, NCT said that ‘there are no immediate changes to the services or timetables’ they are operating.

A spokesman said: “Once the guidance for transport operators referred to by the Prime Minister is published, we’ll review and implement what is expected of us, for both our customers and employees.

“It will take time to implement these requirements and with the majority of our buses delicenced and currently unavailable for use and 75% of our employees furloughed, any changes to service levels are likely to be gradual and in line with the ‘road map’ set out by the Prime Minister.

“We’ll provide a further update in due course.”

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