Coronavirus outbreak – advice on taking the bus in Lincoln
This is the current operational status for each bus company in Lincoln.
The current advice from the Government is that everyone should stay at home and passengers should only take the bus if absolutely necessary. Bus operators in Lincoln are still running most bus services but some are running at a reduced service.
This article sets out guidance on how to help to protect yourself while travelling on a bus in Lincoln and what bus operators are doing to help keep bus passengers safe.
This article was written in good faith but please always check the official Government website for the latest and most accurate advice. Advice may change daily.
COVID-19 is a new illness caused by Coronavirus with symptoms including a high temperature, shortness of breath and a continuous cough. The elderly and those with existing medical conditions are particularly vulnerable to the affects of COVID-19.
Protecting yourself and other bus passengers
If you have a high temperature or a new continuous cough you should stop taking the bus and you should self-isolate at home for 7 days and ask for help from family and friends.
Everyone should wash their hands with soap and water for 20 seconds before boarding a bus in Lincoln. Wash your hands again after alighting from a bus.
While on a bus if you need to cough or sneeze; cover your mouth with tissue and dispose this tissue carefully in the next available bin. Please do not dispose your tissues in ticket recycling bins located on the buses.
Bus operators are taking measures
Bus operators are enhancing their cleaning regimes on the buses in Lincoln. Stagecoach have said that in response to the developing situation they have put in place “more regular cleaning of the main customer touch-points such as hand poles and grab rails”.
Stagecoach have said that they have issued each frontline staff member with their own personal hand sanitizer gel. Stagecoach are not currently dispensing hand sanitizer gel to bus passengers in Lincoln.
Brylaine have issued their drivers with gloves and hand sanitizer and each bus undergoes “extensive cleaning and hygiene regimes”.
Concessionary Travel before 09:30
Stagecoach have announced that they will temporarily allow concessionary travel before 09:30 so that "the elderly and vulnerable can access the exclusive opening times offered by some supermarkets and banks." This means bus passengers can use their concessionary bus pass before 09:30.