Travel company National Express has announced it will suspend all its UK coach services until March due to CCP virus lockdown measures.
The company said it will “fully suspend its national network of scheduled coach services” from midnight on Jan. 10.
It said it plans to resume services “as soon as the time is right,” but has put in place a provisional restart date of March 1.
Customers whose travel has been cancelled will be contacted and offered a free amendment or full refund, it said.
“We have been providing an important service for essential travel needs. However, with tighter restrictions and passenger numbers falling, it is no longer appropriate to do this,” said Chris Hardy, managing director of National Express UK Coach.
Under the new restrictions, Johnson said people must stay at home, and “may only leave home for limited reasons permitted, such as to shop for essentials, to work if you absolutely cannot work from home, to exercise, to seek medical assistance, or to escape domestic abuse.”
Data published by the Office for National Statistics shows that on average one in 50 people have the CCP virus in England, with around one in 30 for London, where infections have been rising the fastest.
So far, 1.3 million people in the UK have been vaccinated against the virus, according to the government.