NHS employees can travel free of charge for all NAT Group services in South Wales. This step will take effect on Wednesday 24 March. Skilled workers must only show the driver, their NHS photo staff. The Welsh bus operator, NAT Group has also introduced a strict no-cash policy that requires passengers to pay for travel costs using their mobile applications, contactless bank cards, or using tickets or passes that have been previously purchased.
Managing Director Adam Keane said: “Our priority is to protect our drivers and passengers and limit the spread of COVID-19 while supporting our heroic NHS staff who do extraordinary front-line work in unimaginable circumstances. By implementing a cashless system we can reduce risk contact with viruses, which can spread to coins and banknotes. We told our passengers about this change and hope they understand the reason. “”
Earlier this week, after the next government outbreak and advice, the NAT group announced a revised schedule to avoid unnecessary travel. Services, including 905, X1 and X8, were affected by 10A, which was temporarily canceled.