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Island buses go contactless payment only due to Covid

Go Card also accepted in temporary measures

Island buses are to only accept contactless payment from tomorrow (20 March) onwards.

Bus Vannin says it's due to the ongoing presence of Covid-19 on the Island.

Until now cash had been accepted.

However the temporary measures are being brought in to 'further protect passengers and drivers'.

Go Cards will also be allowed, with the £2 fee for one waived until cash payments can return.

Meanwhile, the union Unite had put an appeal out for people to be extra careful while using buses. 

In a post on social media, the body says buses are a critical service, and keep distances, wearing a mask and using contactless payment, are all key ways to protect staff and other passengers. 

🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑 WE ARE MAKING AN APPEAL TODAY FOR EVERYONE TO READ THIS POST AND BE PROACTIVE ON WHAT WE ARE ASKING...

Posted by Unite the Union Isle of Man on Thursday, March 18, 2021

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