Concessionary bus passes available at all times for vaccination centre travel

To help people travel to and from COVID-19 vaccination centres, time restrictions on the use of concessionary bus passes have been relaxed by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA).

North Somerset Council has also relaxed time restrictions, which means that passes are valid at all times, up to Friday 26th February, in South Gloucestershire, Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol and North Somerset.

WECA says it will consider an extension to the time period if needed and will respond to any change to Government guidance within that period as necessary.

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