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Southern Vectis is backing the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme, by offering passengers 2 bus tickets for the price of 1.

One of the rare positive impacts of coronavirus is that it contributed to reduced congestion across the island – and now Southern Vectis is encouraging people to leave their cars at home when they go out to eat.

Richard Tyldsley, General Manager, says:

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“We have seen a tremendous difference in levels of traffic across the Isle of Wight since lockdown began, and it would be fantastic if we could build on that as a community.

“Southern Vectis fully supports the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme because we know how important it is to the local economy here. We can’t wait to see our high streets and hospitality industry start to bustle once more, so we are delighted to be joining in with this offer for our customers too.

“During August 2020, anyone buying Day Rover tickets after 11.30am, Monday to Wednesday, will only be charged for one fare. They will need to be travelling with someone from their own household or bubble – so it is a great opportunity to have fun eating out with family or friends.

“We are encouraging as many people as possible to pay by contactless, and this offer is available directly from our drivers.”

With an array of local cafes and restaurants registering for Eat in to Help Out, many people may wish to travel further afield and try something new. And they can have bus information right at their fingertips – thanks to Southern Vectis’ journey planner. A useful tool, it provides easy-to-follow details on bus routes and timings.

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