Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Screens to be fitted for bus driver’s protection

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Friday, April 3rd, 2020
Coronavirus

Newry and Armagh MLA Liz Kimmins has said that Translink drivers will now be provided with buses that have perspex screens fitted for their health and wellbeing protection.

Speaking to Newry Times, the local Sinn Féin MLA explained, “I had been contacted by Translink Bus drivers locally at the start of the week who have said they had not been given the proper guidance and PPE on their buses.

 

 

“I subsequently contacted Department for Infrastructure (DfI) Minister Nichola Mallon regarding the issue.

“Since then I am pleased to have been advised that as a result, drivers will now be provided with buses that have perspex screens fitted for the protection of drivers when dealing with the public. This is to be welcomed.”

 

 

The MLA added, “I now hope that further guidance and measures will be made available for drivers who are key workers; they are working in extraordinary circumstances and therefore it is essential they are able to work in safe conditions.”

 

 

 

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