Nominations for the Island’s COVID heroes – with an overall winner set to be honoured in a bus naming ceremony – are set to close this Sunday.
Southern Vectis recently launched a campaign designed to recognise the mammoth efforts of key workers and community heroes during the coronavirus pandemic.
To date, the bus operator has been overwhelmed by the response from Islanders. More than 300 nominations for worthy key workers and volunteers have been received – and the deadline is fast approaching.
Andrew Wickham, Managing Director of Southern Vectis, says:
“We have been providing transport throughout the three lockdowns, for those who play vital roles within the local community. And now we want to honour these ‘Covid Heroes’ in a bus naming ceremony.
“The Prime Minister has now presented his roadmap to easing lockdown, and we’re all looking forward to a time when those living on or visiting the isle of Wight can travel with us for leisure purposes, as well as for work.
“For now, my colleagues – who are themselves keyworkers – will continue ensuring NHS staff, supermarket staff, postal workers, carers and teachers can travel. And we are looking forward to recognising the winner of our ‘Covid Heroes’ campaign by displaying their name on one of our buses.
“We are closing nominations on Sunday 28 February, so I urge anyone who knows of a Covid Hero in their area to get in touch with us soon via islandbuses.info“.
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The winner’s name will appear on a Southern Vectis bus for 12 months.