Burnley Bus Co helps vaccination drive

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Health Care Assistant Christina Walls (left), Midwife Rachel Magee-Thorpe and Maternity Support Worker Diane Townsend (right) at Burnley General Teaching Hospital. TRANSDEV

The Burnley Bus Company is helping boost the area’s Covid-19 vaccination campaign with a free travel offer. The firm is offering free travel on any of its buses to and from a vaccination appointment to anyone taking up the offer of a jab.

The offer covers travel to and from Covid-19 jab appointments at centres in Burnley and Pendle District Council areas and provides a free return journey on any service operated by The Burnley Bus Company, plus the Ribble Country bus network and Rossendale Rovers 8 and Hotline buses within the Burnley Council area.

Commercial Manager Paul Turner said: “All anyone travelling to or from a vaccination has to do is show our driver a text or email on their mobile phone, or a letter or other printed document, confirming their appointment for that day – then simply take a seat and leave the driving to us.”