Coach travel has always been a popular mode of transportation due to its affordability, convenience and environmental benefits. However, the ongoing pandemic has raised concerns about the safety of coach travel, leading to many questions about what measures are being taken to ensure the safety of passengers. So is coach travel safe in 2023?
You can rest assured that Jones Executive Coaches have always been at the forefront of coach cleanliness and passenger safety.
In response to the pandemic, the coach travel industry has implemented a range of measures to protect passengers and employees. These measures include enhanced cleaning procedures, social distancing measures, and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
Enhanced Cleaning Procedures
One of the most important measures implemented by coach companies is enhanced cleaning procedures. In 2023, coaches are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected after each journey. This includes high touch areas such as door handles, armrests, and seat belts. Many coaches are also fitted with air purifiers to improve air quality inside the vehicle.
Jones Executive Coaches immediately adopted enhanced cleaning procedures and continue to do so.
Social Distancing Measures
Social distancing measures have also been put in place to prevent the spread of the virus. Coaches are operated at reduced capacity to allow for social distancing between passengers. This means that passengers may have to sit further apart than usual, and some seats may be left empty to ensure that passengers can maintain a safe distance from each other.
The Use of PPE
To further protect passengers and employees, coach companies may require the use of PPE such as face masks or shields. In some cases, passengers may be required to wear PPE throughout the journey. Additionally, coach operators may provide PPE to passengers who do not have their own.
In addition to the above measures, coach companies may implement other measures to ensure the safety of passengers and employees. For example, some coaches may have temperature screening devices installed to check passengers for signs of fever before boarding. Some companies may also provide hand sanitizer to passengers to use throughout the journey.
What You Can Do to Stay Safe
While coach companies are doing everything they can to ensure the safety of passengers, there are also steps that passengers can take to stay safe. Here are some tips:
Wear a Mask: To help prevent the spread of the virus, wear a mask throughout the journey. Make sure that the mask covers your nose and mouth and fits snugly against your face.
Practice Social Distancing: Try to maintain a safe distance from other passengers throughout the journey. If possible, choose a seat that is further away from other passengers.
Wash Your Hands: Wash your hands frequently throughout the journey. Use soap and water if possible, or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
Stay Home if You’re Sick: If you are feeling unwell, it’s best to stay home and avoid travel until you feel better.
Coach travel remains a safe mode of transportation in 2023, thanks to the measures implemented by coach companies to protect passengers and employees.
Enhanced cleaning procedures, social distancing measures, and the use of PPE are just some of the measures in place to ensure passenger safety.
While coach travel may look a little different than it did pre-pandemic, the measures in place give passengers peace of mind that they can travel safely.
By following the tips outlined above, passengers can do their part to stay safe and prevent the spread of the virus.
The Jones Executive Reputation.
We have an enviable reputation for service having provided friendly, efficient and reasonably priced coaches for hire in the Manchester area for over 50 years. Our coaches have all the latest safety features including seatbelts and first aid facilities, which make them ideal for your group travel.
To get a quote for coach hire, to discuss your requirements for an event or trip, or for more information on hiring a coach from Jones Executive, call us now on~
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