Poole-based Morebus has received the industry standard mark ‘We’re Good to Go’ – which recognises its efforts to implement cleaning and social distancing measures for staff and customers during the coronavirus crisis. The standard is issued by Visit Britain to confirm businesses are ready to encourage visitors.
The bus operator has been transporting key workers since March and, now that lockdown is easing, its team is looking forward to seeing many more passengers from across the region and from further afield.
“Thanks to hard work and determination from my colleagues, Morebus 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 Morebus head of communications, Nikki Honer.
“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 Poole Bus Station.
‘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 in Dorset. The county 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 this spectacular coastal region has to offer.”