Community Transport: Coronavirus

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 18 June 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Randerson Baroness Randerson Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Transport)

To ask Her Majesty's Government what long-term support they plan to offer to community transport providers to help them adapt vehicles to improve safety for passengers while COVID-19 remains a threat.

Photo of Baroness Vere of Norbiton Baroness Vere of Norbiton Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

On 23 May, we announced a further £254 million in funding for buses as part of the Government’s efforts to help increase bus services as quickly as possible. This will allow people travelling to hospitals, supermarkets or their place of work to get to their destination safely and quickly, whilst helping ensure social distancing can be observed. Bus operators who hold a permit under section 22 of the Transport Act 1985 are eligible for this new funding.

Operators will be able to claim for reasonable personal protective equipment and safe operation costs, such as hand sanitiser, cleaning vehicles, and installing barriers and screens.

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