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Cambridgeshire mayor intervenes to keep vital bus services running for key workers and the elderly

Cambridgeshire Mayor James Palmer has stepped in to help keep buses running for people with essential jobs and no other option to travel to work along with measures to support older people use the bus to get to the shops when necessary.

Since the UK moved to observing social distancing rules last week to help slow the spread of COVID-19, there has been a drastic reduction in the number of people travelling by bus which has led to many bus companies cutting services.

It is critically important that the public continue to observe social distancing restrictions and do not make journeys unless they are absolutely needed. However, the Combined Authority recognises there are instances where bus travel is required for necessary journeys, for example where people without a car need to do food shopping or travel to their job which has been recognised by the government as essential.

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