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We are already a few weeks into 2021 and we sincerely hope you are Keeping Safe & Well during these very difficult and challenging times.
Coach Hire for Summer & Autumn
We’re delighted to be able to open up our coach hire and Group Travel reservations lines for your summer and autumn bookings, and we so look forward to hearing from you. For the time being our sales office will be open between 9am and 4pm, Monday to Friday, so we’ll be very busy and ask for your patience. Sadly we are still unable to welcome visitors to our head office until it is safe to do so.
Whilst there is no doubt that the pandemic continues to put a huge pressure on our business and tourism throughout the country, there is now a small amount of sunshine for a back to normal travel by the middle of the year.
With the announcement of the new vaccine programme we have been seeing increasing confidence in coach hire bookings over the last few weeks, especially for the over 65s who are looking forward to a summer and autumn getaway break together and we can’t wait to see you again on our coaches after all this time.
Travel with Confidence and Safety
We have been very busy ensuring our coaches are of the very high standard for safety and hygiene and our sanitization procedures throughout our coaches has been our top priority – the ease and safety of coach travel paramount, we ask passengers to wear masks, we have hand gel stations on each coach, the air-conditioning units have been fitted special virus filter units and screens have been fitted around the driver, every precaution has been taken for your piece of mind and safety.
During lock-down we have been busy planning for the future, for a “Greener and Cleaner” environment, for our touring coaches to meet the latest Government Euro-6 pollution standards, our air-conditioning systems are in the process of all having virus purifying units fitted for cleaner air, we are also looking at the future requirements of the disabled passenger, these plus many others developments will give you the confidence and safety in our coach travel for your group(s).
Europe is the number one overseas destination for UK travellers and many groups will be looking to travel there with us in 2021. Travel to Europe from 1 January 2021 has changed, so it is important you plan early to make sure you have everything in place in time for your trip. If you have a British passport, you will need to have at least six months left on your passport and your passport must have been issued within the last 10 years. You can use the Government’s passport checker to see if you need to renew your passport. We always advise travellers to take out comprehensive travel insurance with sufficient healthcare cover, including cover for existing medical conditions and any activities you plan to do. We are aware travel times will be different as longer periods will be spent at each border, but travel is expected to be no different from previous years and we look forward to taking your group once again to the cities, theme parks and countries of Europe.
We appreciate your patience, loyalty and support during these past months, but happy days are just around the corner, and we look forward to seeing you soon and welcoming you back on our coaches soon.
To request a quotation or book your coach you can contact our office on 01443 670 095 and we will be delighted to take your call or you can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
We are here to help and advise so call us today – we have information and safety sheets for your passengers, our recommendations for care-free travel and up-to-date knowledge on all Government regulations.
Get ready to holiday, book your coach for Summer and Autumn breaks and look forward to sharing happy memories with your friends and family once again
With best wishes and thanks from us all at Mainline Coaches.
8th July 2020
With the easing of restrictions within the UK and across Europe, there is cautious optimism tours will begin to operate again in the coming weeks.
We are looking forward to assisting you and are already contacting our partners to request information on their preparations to re-open. We will notify you as required, with updates closer to tour departure dates, so you can keep clients informed.
We anticipate compromises may prove necessary with planned visits and excursions and thank you in advance for your understanding. Rest assured we will work closely with you if revised arrangements are needed and as we return to normal operation, it is very important that we follow some simple guidelines to protect our staff, you and your passengers – and anyone else that we may come into contact with as we carry out coach travel services for you.
Transport is vital to support our economy and public services and we want to work closely with our group organisers to ensure a safe system of work for all passengers and for our staff.
We are committed to proactively reducing the spread of any disease and maintain the health of our staff and passengers. As such, you and your passengers are urged to follow this guide to help maintain the hygiene levels that we have in place to reduce the spread of any disease.
We’re Good to Go
In Partnership with; The National Tourist Organisations of Great Britain & Northern Ireland
Mainline have acquired the industry standard and followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines,
we have a Risk Assessment in place and a process to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing
PASSENGER ON COACHES.
The following guidelines are based on the current official government guidelines and are also based on the measures identified and required through our Covid:19 Risk Assessment, a copy of which can be provided upon request.
The primary concern on board coaches is that of social distancing; all your passengers should keep their distance from people outside their household, and we recognise that this is not always possible. The transmission of Coronavirus is primarily through people touching surfaces contaminated by the virus and then transferring that contamination to their mouth, eyes or nose. There is also a possibility of breathing in droplets expelled by another person when in close face to face contact.
With these facts in mind, please be assured that your coach will arrive in a sanitised, virus free condition; and that we have the following measures in place prevent the spread of the virus during coach hires. Furthermore, these protocols comply with World Health Organisation guidelines, which are fully achievable on our coaches. Our normal front facing seating arrangements avoid ‘face to face’ proximity and the physical barrier of the high-backed seats, plus the use of face coverings and masks will all help to ensure maximum safety.
In order to set out passenger recommendations for our coaches, the following provisions and policies are in place during the course of this pandemic.
All customers should follow sensible guidance to reduce their risk of exposure to Corvid-19 while this outbreak is ongoing. Viruses can easily be passed from person to person, however the best preventative measure to stop the spread of infections is to wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap, then rinse them well under running water. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. Always cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin and wash your hands with soap and water.
KEEP SAFE & HEALTHY