Shropshire’s buses help transport people to county’s Covid-19 assessment centres

Shropshire Council’s passenger transport team is working with the county’s main health bodies to help people get to the coronavirus assessment centres in Shrewsbury and Telford.
Man waiting for test

The assessment centres are at Shrewsbury Town Football Club, and Telford International Centre.

The council has been working with the Shropshire CCG and Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) to provide transport for people with COVID-19 symptoms who need to attend the assessment centres, but have no alternative transport.

Bespoke vehicles are being sourced from local companies, and are being leased on behalf of the CCG.

A booking system has been developed which will see the 50 medical practices that use the Shrewsbury assessment centre contacting the council’s passenger transport staff, who will then deploy the appropriate vehicle.

In the coming days the same service will also be provided to the assessment centre in Telford.

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