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Coronavirus: Delaine Buses of Bourne reassures passengers as some drivers wear gloves

Some bus drivers are wearing gloves as precaution against coronavirus.

Delaine Buses, who serve Stamford, Bourne, the Deepings and surrounding villages, have reassured passengers and say they are taking steps as 'an extra precaution'.

The Bourne-based operator said in a statement on Twitter: “We would like to reassure passengers following the coronavirus outbreak we continue to use disinfectant cleaning products on all buses as we have done for many years.

A Delaine Bus
A Delaine Bus

“We welcome news others are joining this practice.

“The safety and comfort of passengers and staff remains a priority.”

It continued: “Passengers may notice some of our drivers wearing gloves whilst driving - this is a preventive measure to protect drivers and passengers.”

Managing director of Delaine Buses, Anthony Delaine-Smith, said: “The reason why we have done this is because we were starting to get enquires and phone calls about what we were doing with coronavirus.

“Transport for London put out yesterday that they were going to start using enhanced disinfectant on its buses but this is something we as an operator have been doing for years.

“It’s something we’ve always done to keep our fleet clean.

“When the buses come in, the seat rails, hand poles and other places people may touch are always cleaned.

“The steps we are taking are just an extra precaution.

“It’s like us washing the hands of the bus, if you want an analogy.”

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