First West of England to provide dedicated bus service for Bath’s large scale Vaccination Centre
First West of England will provide a dedicated service taking customers to and from Bath Racecourse in Lansdown which has been designated as a large scale Covid-19 Vaccination Centre.
Service 32 from Bath Bus Station Stand 15 will run daily from Monday 25th January every 20 minutes from 0700 to 2000 in the evening. The journey will take approximately 15 minutes each way with the last service returning from the Racecourse at 2020.
The company has been working closely with Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group, the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) and Bath and North East Somerset Council to implement the direct service and help customers get to and from the venue quickly and easily.
Fares are normal First fares in the Bath Zone. Concessions will be extended to be valid on all journeys. First Bath tickets are available through the First app and customers are encouraged to buy tickets in advance or pay contactless to make boarding as safe and easy as possible.
Rob Sanderson, Operations Manager, Bath, said: “Whilst there is a reasonable amount of parking at the Racecourse, there are of course many people who will have to rely on public transport to get to and from the site, which is why we felt it was so important to put on a dedicated service throughout the day that serviced the same hours as it will be operating.”
The service will be running as a socially distanced operation, as are all of First’s buses currently throughout the region. Customers are reminded that the wearing of a face covering whilst on board is mandatory unless you are exempted under Government guidelines.
People are also reminded not to turn up at the venue without an appointment as the staff will be unable to give the vaccination to anyone without a pre-arranged appointment.