Johnsons Coaches of Henley in Arden has taken the bold step of releasing a new set of safety measures for coach travel during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, based on an interpretation of social distancing from the WHO’s 1m recommendations, rather than the current 2m distance required by the UK government. The new safe operating procedures and coach capacity guidelines for group leaders and school groups have been published on Johnson’s website.
Johnsons says that the new safety measures will aid local businesses in safely transporting their employees who cannot work from home, and the company is also implementing strict cleaning and operating procedures to ensure its coaches are disinfected and cleaned as well as anti-viral fogging on a weekly basis.
“In these difficult times, the protection and safety of our passengers and drivers is our primary concern,” says John Johnson, commercial director, Johnsons Coaches. “And as the country starts to be released from this long period of lockdown, we hope businesses and schools will start to consider booking coaches for their group travel. We strongly believe that in this current period of uncertainty our coaches provide a safer and more secure transport option than other forms of public transport.”