Minister Mallon confirms resumption of Disability Action Transport Services

Date published: 30 June 2020

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has announced that Disability Action Transport Services will resume passenger transport activities from 1 July.

Minister Mallon said:

“I am pleased to announce the resumption of Disability Action Transport Services for essential travel.

“I know that Disability Action and all of the Rural Community Transport Partnerships have provided transitioned services during this COVID-19 response period. They have provided invaluable support to many of our most vulnerable citizens and I will continue to support them in doing that as we proceed through this next stage of the Executive’s recovery plan.

“I am also mindful that as restrictions on travel are eased there will be a greater demand for travel however, I would ask all those travelling to please continue to be responsible and adhere to the guidance given on essential travel and social distancing.

“We all have a personal responsibility to protect the health and well-being of ourselves and others.  The Covid-19 virus is still with us so it is vital we do not become complacent.  

“I want to pay tribute to the Community Transport sector for their resilience during this period and hope that this move is another step closer to our recovery from Covid-19 to a new and improved normal”.  

 

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