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Key workers can keep working thanks to alternative transport provision

Perth & Kinross Council is doing its part to help local key workers to get into work as normal where reductions in public transport provision during the current coronavirus pandemic have had an impact.

The Council's Public Transport Unit, in partnership with existing taxi and bus contract operators, have responded to community needs and are working together to ensure currently more than 70 people (a number which continues to grow) can get to their workplaces, many of which are in rural areas.

In particular, support is being provided to care home staff around Perth and Kinross who have a vital role looking after our most vulnerable residents.

Feedback from the workplaces has been very positive, with comments received including:

"The transport is really a great help for my staff. Thank you so much."

"Thank you for coordinating transport for staff to assist them into work.  One of our staff members was picked up today and felt such a relief at being able to attend their 'keyworker' job. This is much appreciated by all to enable them to carry out vital work."

Additionally, help has been provided with transport to medical appointments, and taxi firms are assisting with the delivery of food and medicine in rural areas.