21/03/2020 - North Wales Largest Independent Coach Operator is Here to Help
North Wales based independent coach operator, Alpine Travel, has recently introduced a scheme to help those who are vulnerable and self-isolating in the North Wales coastal region.
Not wishing to introduce compulsory lay offs or short term work for its local workforce, Alpine Travel and its daughter company Jones Holidays have taken the bold step to maintain payroll across the business for as long as is humanly possible.
Starting from today, 20 March 2020, Alpine Travel are introducing a scheme which not only helps the local community but also helps to keep their employees engaged during this difficult period.
Following the government advice for self-isolation and working from home, many people find
themselves in difficulties with simple tasks such as grocery shopping, picking up prescriptions and other daily errands. To this end, today Alpine are reaching out to the local community to offer a complimentarycommunity transport service to enable vulnerable people in the local community to access shops to purchase vital supplies and run errands such as picking up prescriptions.
Alpine has over 100 employees the majority of whom are drivers. Chris Owens, Managing Director commented “Over the coming days we expect to see an uptake in the offer of our services, and we will collectively face this Coronavirus challenge together. Having already made some tough decisions, I am confident that as the troubled times pass our business will go from strength to strength. We must remember that there are many in our local communities far worse off than we are. I hope in some small way that this offer of free services for the community will help.”
Alpine travel is operating strict hygiene routines for all their drivers and vehicles, and all drivers are DBS cleared. Alpine Travel transport operations team will be coordinating the effort to help the local community and plan to assist wherever possible over the coming weeks and months.
About Alpine Travel
Alpine Travel, the largest independently owned coach operator in North Wales, is a family owned business that provides top-quality transportation services to local school authorities, private clients and chartered tour operators. Also operating open-top sightseeing buses, and marine Drive vintagetours.
Alpine is a member of the Confederation of Passenger Transport, Coach Marque and The
Guild of British Coach Operators.