Free bus travel to Covid vaccinations

Bosses at Hulleys of Baslow say they have introduced the initiative to help make the process of getting vaccinated as straightforward as possible. The firm’s ‘community-minded’ new scheme has been welcomed by residents who have hailed it as a ‘fantastic’ idea.

From Monday, January 25, Hulleys will be offering free bus travel to and from coronavirus vaccination appointments at Newholme Hospital, Bakewell, and Sharley Park Leisure Centre, Clay Cross. The initiative will last throughout the vaccination programme and will be available to all residents, regardless of age.

A spokesperson for the company said: “When you get your appointment letter, go online and obtain your two appointment dates – instructions will be on the letter. Write these dates on the letter. When you travel to your appointments simply show your letter to your driver.”

Services to the two vaccination sites include the 63, 170, 172, 173, 178 and 257. These buses serve places including Matlock, North Wingfield, Tupton, Wingerworth and a host of villages in the Peak District and Hope Valley.

For more information and timetables, visit the Hulleys of Baslow website

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