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Uttlesford Community Travel resumes service for elderly and disabled

A charity that provides community travel services for the elderly, the disabled and the rurally isolated is back on the road.

Uttlesford Community Travel (UCT) resumed a restricted service for its members earlier this month.

A spokesman said: "Understanding the potential nervousness about travelling, conversions to the minibuses have been made and additional features have been added to ensure that passengers feel safe and comfortable during their journey with UCT."

Social distancing on board (40785803)
Social distancing on board (40785803)

Key measures include:

  • All minibuses fitted with PPE stations with both driver and passenger shielded by screens for safety;
  • Driver to take passengers’ temperature and those with a fever will not be allowed to travel;
  • Face masks must be worn at all times when on the minibus.

Members wishing to take advantage of the hospital car service, which is also restricted at present, should contact the office.

The spokesman said: “Guidelines from the Government are changing all the time, so the charity will keep them under constant review so that it can respond quickly to any alterations.“

For further information or for members to book a ride, call 01371 875787 or 01799 519008.

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