Changes to bus passes for the elderly

Man wearing face mask on a bus

When the pandemic started, Dorset Council and their bus operators made the decision to suspend normal conditions for holders of an older person’s or disabled persons’ bus pass.

These changes were implement in March to allow these individuals and others at risk to arrive at supermarkets early or during the time slots reserved for older individuals, those at risk and key workers.

However, Dorset Council is now reinstating the previous rules, which will come into effect from 15th June.

This is to coincide with more businesses and shops reopening and the resulting increase in people using public transport before 9.30am. People who are vulnerable to catching coronavirus due to age or underlying conditions will want to avoid these busy times.

Dorset Council

Please also remember that from Monday 15th June, you will be required to wear a face mask when using public transport.

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