Every forward facing seat on coaches now able to be used

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In response to an increased demand to travel following the easing government restrictions, it is now possible to use every forward facing seat on coaches in England. This decision follows a risk-based examination of a range of factors including safety measures introduced by operators, face covering compliance as well as Covid-19 infection numbers and vaccination rates. Welcoming the move, a CPT spokesperson said: “Coaches play a vital role in helping people all over the country to connect, and coach operators have made sure that safety measures are in place to ensure people can travel with confidence.

This includes measures such as enhanced cleaning as well as clean air filters and anti-bacterial stations on board coaches. “With restrictions easing more people want to travel longer distances and coach journeys are expected to be busier than we have seen during the pandemic. This means services will have more capacity and when it is busy passengers may have to sit next to someone.”