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Bus company sets up commuter service for critical workers

Date: 20 March 2020   |   Author: Illya Verpraet

Zeelo, a company offering bus services for businesses, is making its fleet available to help critical workers commute during the coronavirus pandemic.

It is supplying its drivers with protective suits to ensure critical workers, such as NHS staff, can get to work safely, even when public transport is closing down.

CEO Sam Ryan said: "With public transport services closing down and causing a risk to employees well-being we have decided to dramatically improve our service standards to be able to support the healthcare, food, utility and critical logistics workers industries.

"Zeelo has developed a pool of high-quality operators from our network to deliver a service that enables Britain's key industries to keep staff travelling to and from work safely during this turbulent time." 

To ensure health and safety, Zeelo sanitises the vehicle before and after each service; the drivers wear protective uniforms and maintain a no-contact policy; the number of people on vehicles will be capped and hand sanitiser will be offered on all services.