• Harrogate and Knaresborough MP Andrew Jones has saluted The Harrogate Bus Company’s efforts during the pandemic.
  • Mr Jones is backing their campaign to make face coverings easier for passengers.
  • He has also praised the bus firm’s fundraising efforts after they raised over £2,400 for NHS Charities Together.

Put your best face on – that’s the plea from Harrogate and Knaresborough MP Andrew Jones as the town’s leading bus company reminds customers that wearing a face covering on board is now compulsory.

Mr Jones is supporting The Harrogate Bus Company’s campaign to make it easier for everyone who can wear a face covering to do so, in line with legal requirements.

The town’s MP is also praising the bus firm’s teams on the road and behind the scenes for their efforts in keeping services running smoothly throughout the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Harrogate Bus Company’s parent company Transdev has already raised over £2,400 for NHS Charities Together by selling its designer “All The Colours of Transdev” reusable face coverings – with more to come.

MP Andrew Jones wears one of the colourful face masks sold by Transdev.

Mr Jones said:

“I fully support The Harrogate Bus Company’s imaginative campaign to raise awareness and make it as easy as possible for everyone who can to wear a face covering every time they travel.

“The company’s drivers, engineering and support teams are doing an excellent job, sometimes in challenging circumstances, to keep Harrogate and Knaresborough moving.

They all deserve our thanks – and our support to help keep everyone safe.”

The Harrogate Bus Company’s CEO Alex Hornby said:

“We work hard every day to make sure our buses continue to be safe and welcoming places where people want to be seen. The same unique and style-conscious approach we’re famous for went into the design of our ‘All The Colours of Transdev’ face coverings.

“Our customers tell us they really like the design of our unique face coverings, which is based on the colours of our bus companies right across the North – and that they can be washed and used again and again, which protects our environment.”

Other than those who are legally exempt, including children under 11 and those with breathing issues or disabilities, face coverings must be worn on all buses and in bus stations.

The Harrogate Bus Company’s colourful face coverings are available to buy online via its website and from the information kiosk at Harrogate Bus Station for just £2.50 each, with all proceeds going to NHS Charities Together, who support NHS staff and volunteers caring for COVID-19 patients nationwide.

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