Safety measures and screens ensure that passengers and drivers are protected on public transport in Torrox

SCREENS: Taxi-drivers offered more protection, credit: Torrox town hall

TORROX has a bus service once again, although with strict health and safety measures.
Drivers are not providing change and passengers must hand over the exact amount of €1 a for normal ticket or 60 cents for pensioners.
No more than 25 people are allowed on each bus at any one time to maintain the required 1.5-metre distance between passengers and, as is obligatory throughout Spain on public transport, face masks must be worn.
It should not be difficult to comply with this, pointed out Torrox mayor Oscar Medina, as the town hall has provided 60,000 masks which Correos are delivering in packs of five to each local household.
Meanwhile, Medina presented Torrox’s 18 taxi-drivers screens to protect both cabbies and clients.
The screens are the same as those used at the town hall, Medina said.
“We wanted the taxi-drivers to have them too as, owing to their vehicles’ characteristics, it is impossible for them to maintain a safe distance, unlike buses where passengers are barred from occupying the seats directly behind the driver.”

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Linda Hall

Originally from the UK, Linda is based in Valenca and is a reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering local news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]


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