Guidance for staff during Coronavirus pandemic

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Dear Blackpool Transport Services Limited,

I have a Freedom of Information request,

Can you release latest guidance for bus and tram staff during the Coronavirus pandemic?

What measures have taken to protect staff and passengers during the pandemic?

Yours faithfully,

Jordan Brazier

Sally Shaw, Blackpool Transport Services Limited

Hello

In response to your FOI I can confirm the following;

Measures to protect staff and the general public
- Guidance on social distancing for staff in the workplace and on vehicle
- Guidance on social distancing for customers on vehicle, removal of some seating
- Guidance and advice on social distancing at bus stops and interchanges - floor markers and posters
- PPE supplied to all staff - gloves, wipes and hand sanitizer
- protective shields fitted to cab doors to protect driver and customer
- we have stopped giving tickets where possible to limit contact between staff and customers
- extra cleaning regime in place to compliment the regular deep cleaning regime, team of 20 additional cleaners on board constantly throughout the day to sanitise key touch points
- additional cleaning in offices and staff welfare facilities to sanitise areas as thoroughly as possible
- wellbeing notices and daily updates on the latest guidance for all staff
- use of communication routes (newsletters, notices, weekly bulletin, facebook group and television feed) to keep messages current
- use of the government furlough advice and guidance to protect vulnerable staff

Thank you
Sally Shaw

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Enquiries, Blackpool Transport Services Limited

Hello

In response to your FOI I can confirm the following;

Measures to protect staff and the general public
- Guidance on social distancing for staff in the workplace and on vehicle
- Guidance on social distancing for customers on vehicle, removal of some seating
- Guidance and advice on social distancing at bus stops and interchanges - floor markers and posters
- PPE supplied to all staff - gloves, wipes and hand sanitizer
- protective shields fitted to cab doors to protect driver and customer
- we have stopped giving tickets where possible to limit contact between staff and customers
- extra cleaning regime in place to compliment the regular deep cleaning regime, team of 20 additional cleaners on board constantly throughout the day to sanitise key touch points
- additional cleaning in offices and staff welfare facilities to sanitise areas as thoroughly as possible
- wellbeing notices and daily updates on the latest guidance for all staff
- use of communication routes (newsletters, notices, weekly bulletin, Facebook group and television feed) to keep messages current
- use of the government furlough advice and guidance to protect vulnerable staff

Thank you
Sally Shaw

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