Date Added 13/07/2020
We are really pleased with our recent achievement of the Visit Britain’s ‘Good to Go’ Status. We’ve put a lot of hard work into our Risk Assessment and our subsequent Safe Operating Procedures and Coach Capacity Guidelines and it is good that this has been recognised. In addition to this we have produced a short ‘Safe Operating Procedures’ video highlighting the key areas in order to provide you with safe and secure transport – this is available to watch below. As we all start to see some light at the end of the tunnel, here’s update on all three of our main operating sections.
COACH HIRE – WE’RE GOOD TO GO!
We are indeed, everything is in place and we’re keen to get going! We’re receiving plenty of enquiries and bookings for next year and we’re also starting to take bookings again for later this year. Although we are still limited, by government regulations, to provide for groups of no more than 30, we do plenty of vehicle capacity to hand and our drivers are itching to get back to work! So if you need a coach for anything for small groups or large and for any reason, be it business, education or leisure, then please give us a call or request a quote by clicking here.
DAY EXCURSIONS – WE’RE VERY MUCH GOOD TO GO!
We are delighted to advise that we are re-starting our popular excursions programme on Saturday 1st August. These are our Express Excursions which are on a ‘park & ride’ basis from our yard – where you can park in our secure car park all day, hop on board, with of course all our social distancing and precautions in place, and enjoy a great day out, to places like Lyme Regis, Sidmouth, Norwich, London, Bath and the Lake District. And the programme starts with an extra trip, to the Midlands favourite seaside resort, Weston-super-Mare! Each trip is £29 per person and we apologise for the fact that we’ve had to increase the prices of these, by £6, so that we can operate them with reduced capacity on board and ensure absolute cleansing and santisation. You can book on all our excursions from Friday 17th July.
HOLIDAYS – WE’RE GOOD TO GO – VERY SOON!
With holidays, the process of re-starting is of course more involved, as we’ve had to go through the process of receiving and checking each hotel’s risk assessment and also those of the attractions included, to ensure that their procedures, as well as ours, provide for complete safety for our passengers and staff, as well as between us all, making sure that the holiday is fully enjoyable. However, we are again, delighted to announce that we intend to re-start our holiday programme from September onwards. We’ll be writing to all our customers who are booked on holidays at this time. We’ve also just released the brand new list of our holiday programme, from November this year right through from autumn and Christmas this year, through to spring, summer and early autumn next year! Again, you’ll be able to book on all of these from Friday 17th July. Full details will be here on our website very soon and the programme will also be posted to our customers who do not have email.
BUSES – WE’VE BEEN GOOD TO GO FOR A FEW WEEKS NOW!
Our bus services have been operating at reduced frequency for many weeks now and we really appreciate the efforts of our key worker bus drivers, who have been unfazed and totally calm and professional throughout this crisis. We are now operating at about 80% of full service and full details of all routes can be found by clicking here.
AND FINALLY – WE’RE….I think you’ve got the message now!! Thanks for your support through all this. There is still some way to go for us to get back to anything like normal, but things are getting better and we’re confident that we’ll see it through okay. Whether you are a bus passenger, a coach hire buyer or a holiday or excursion passenger, we wish you well – stay safe, stay positive and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Best wishes from John, Pete and all the staff here at Johnsons.