Go North East (GNE) has made disposable face coverings available on its buses for its drivers to issue as part of operators’ association NEbus’ ‘Face Covering Awareness Week’ from 28 September until 4 October. To support the campaign, GNE has put disposable face coverings on all its buses for the week, so that anyone boarding without one or an exemption card can get one from the driver.
It is also reminding customers to make sure they wear their face covering for their full journey, including at bus stations and interchanges, whilst also ensuring that it properly covers their nose and mouth.
GNE Managing Director, Martijn Gilbert, said: “We’re doing everything we can to highlight the importance of wearing face coverings when travelling with us, just as you would do when you go shopping or grab a coffee. As a reminder for anyone trying to board without one, or a valid exemption, and as part of the extra effort of all bus operators this week during the North East operators’ ‘Face Covering Awareness Week’ we’ve put disposable face masks on our buses so our drivers can issue them. It’s important that people remember that wearing a face covering not only benefits them and their fellow passengers, but also the people they return home to.”