Ipswich Buses are “Good to Go!!”
As the country begins to emerge from restrictions on travel, work and shopping, Ipswich Buses, the boroughs largest bus operator, has been accredited with ‘Good to Go’, a new UK-wide tourism industry standard and consumer mark from VisitBritain.
The new standard and supporting mark is a sign of businesses being able to demonstrate that they are adhering to the respective government and public health guidance, have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and check they have the required processes in place.
Ipswich Buses has passed with flying colours, thanks to enhanced cleaning regimes, social distancing processes, a number of safety measures that have been in place for some time and is the next step in getting people to return to public transport by giving them confidence.
Safety measures include PPE and protective screens, clear signage for guidance on aspects such as social distancing, seating arrangements, face coverings, and as well as fitting hand sanitiser units to every vehicle so customers can sanitize their hands when they get on and off the bus.
Ipswich Buses are also in the final stages of developing and testing a new live bus occupancy data feature on its own App which will allow customers to track their bus in real time and show them how full the bus is, so that people who are anxious about traveling on a busier bus can look for a quitter journey to ravel on.
Stephen Bryce, General Manager at Ipswich Buses, said: “It’s great that we can be accredited with the ‘We’re Good to Go’ tourism industry standard mark to give confidence to our customers, reassuring them that we’re adhering to the latest government guidelines, and allows us to be part of the unlocking of the country”.
“We implemented various measures early on, including enhanced cleaning regimes, and have continued to adapt and improve safety aspects as further advice has been issued from government”.
“Our buses are clean and safe, so we’re here for when you need us.”