Harrogate Bus Company announces free travel for volunteers helping those self-isolating due to coronavirus

The Harrogate Bus Company has announced free travel for volunteers taking supplies to those who are in self-isolation due to coronavirus.

Tuesday, 17th March 2020, 10:04 am

Following the latest government update, the company wants to do all it can to help the organised groups of volunteers that have formed to deliver food, medicine and vital supplies.

The Harrogate Bus Company’s general manager Frank Stanisauskis, said: “This is clearly a very worrying and challenging time for many in the communities we serve, and we want to do everything we possibly can to support local people as they respond to the latest health advice.

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The Harrogate Bus Company has announced free travel for volunteers taking supplies to those who are in self-isolation due to coronavirus.

“The role of volunteers will be vital in getting supplies to those who must remain in their homes and have no other way of accessing food, prescription medicines and so on, and it’s heart-warming to see so many people already offering to help. We want to support those who are giving their time and effort to support people coming to terms with living in isolation at home.

“Our message to them is that if you’re supporting someone who can’t leave their home because of the preventative measures being taken around coronavirus, you can ride for free on our local buses to take them the things that they need to get by.

“Our local network of buses around town, and to smaller villages around the area, provide a vital service to some of the most needy and vulnerable people in our community at the best of times. We know things are difficult for people right now, and we want to make it easier to get food, medicine or general supplies out to those who need it.”

Organisers leading groups delivering essential supplies who would like to know more should contact The Harrogate Bus Company by email, at: [email protected]