FIRST Bus have announced that their buses will be running to a reduced timetable while the country is in lockdown.

From March 29, services will be operating to a broadly Sunday timetable level but with additional journeys added earlier in the morning to sustain services for key workers needing to travel.

The announcement comes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlined strict new measures to tackle the spread of coronavirus, including advice that people should leave home only to exercise once a day, travel to and from work where "absolutely necessary", shop for essential items and to fulfil any medical or care needs.

Recent days have seen the number of people using bus services continue to reduce as they adhere to the government lockdown.

Andrew Jarvis, managing director of First Glasgow, said: “It’s important to emphasise that we are in constant contact with stakeholders, including local authorities and ministers, and rest assured everything is being done to keep key workers mobile as the nation comes together to limit the spread of coronavirus.

“I would like to personally thank everyone at First Glasgow who have been absolutely fantastic at keeping the wheels turning for the people of Glasgow.

“Regular customers can be assured we will endeavour to get more frequent services back up and running as soon as the government decides it is safe to do so.”

The company have stepped up their cleaning regime which includes regular disinfection of all grab rails and poles, entrance door handles, window ledges and other touchpoints.

And customers are advised to pay by digital means where possible.

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