Bus company East Yorkshire is working with East Riding of Yorkshire Council to allow concessionary pass holders free travel to their COVID-19 vaccine appointments.
The national concessionary bus pass scheme, which allows travel for older and disabled people, normally only allows travel after 9.30am. The bus company and council have jointly made the decision to scrap the time limit for those who are travelling to early morning vaccination appointments.
The new free early morning travel begins immediately. Passholders travelling to early appointments will need to show the bus driver their appointment letter or similar proof of their appointment, and then will be allowed to use their pass before 9.30am.
Travellers in the Hull City Council area already have no time limit on their passes, so they can also travel free to their vaccine appointment, no matter what time of day.
Advice on public transport to vaccination centres is available on East Yorkshire’s website or by ringing the company’s BusLine advice centre on 01482 59 29 29.