To help people get to their Covid-19 vaccine appointments as safely and easily as possible, concessionary card holders in Nottingham can now travel for free before 9.30am.
Nottingham City Council has worked with Nottinghamshire County Council, bus and tram operators to extend the existing free travel – which already applies from 9.30am until 11pm – to help people make early appointments.
This applies to both Nottingham and Nottinghamshire concessionary card holders making an essential journey to receive their vaccine. They will just need to present their appointment confirmation, along with their card, when boarding.
Councillor Adele Williams, the City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Transport, said: “We all know we need to stay home, stay safe and avoid unnecessary journeys, but getting your jab really is an essential journey.
“Most of the vaccination centres in the city are well served by our existing public transport network, and we’ve added the King’s Meadow vaccination site to the Medilink route to give people even more ways to get to their vaccination.
“For those concessionary card holders who need to travel by public transport we’re pleased to be able to offer free travel.
“It’s also really important to continue to wear face coverings on public transport, and I’d like to thank everyone for doing that and helping to keep everyone safe.”
The City Council is also working with the NHS to ensure travel information can be provided to residents when they book their appointments.
For more information and a full list of public transport options to vaccination centres in the city, visit www.transportnottingham.com/free-travel-to-covid-19-vaccination-centres/