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Free vaccination shuttle bus service to Shrewsbury Indoor Bowls Centre and Severn Fields Medical Practice

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Residents who have their COVID-19 vaccination booked at either the Shrewsbury  or Severn Fields Medical Practice in Shrewsbury can access a free shuttle bus service

With more cars using Sundorne Road to get to the Sports Village (for the Bowls Club and Severn Fields Medical Practice vaccination centres), passengers who use the free shuttle buses will be helping to ease congestion, both on surrounding roads and in the car park.

The shuttle buses will also will also take passengers who are using the facilities at the Sports Village free of charge, as sports and recreation activities open up in the coming weeks.

Passengers attending the adjacent Severn Fields Medical Practice for vaccinations can walk the short distance from the bus stop on the Sports Village site to Severn Fields Medical Practice.

The service is operated by Arriva in partnership with Shropshire Council.

Services VS1 and VS2 will run Monday to Saturday every 20 minutes throughout the day, with Shuttle VS1 running from 07:35 hours until 20:15 hours, and Shuttle VS2 running from 07:45 hours until 19:45 hours.

The timetable is available to view here.

The shuttles serve key locations around Shrewsbury, picking up passengers travelling to the Vaccination Centre. VS1 will serve Bayston Hill, Meole Brace – Moneybrook Way, Springfield Abbey Foregate – Shirehall and Monkmoor Road. VS2 will serve the Harlescott Park and Ride site, Castlefields and Mount Pleasant.

Upon arrival at the Shrewsbury Sports Village (next to Shrewsbury Bowls Club), marshals will be on hand to direct people to get their vaccines at either of the vaccination centres.

Over the coming weeks the service may alter as the main demand points become clearer. This should not impact people’s ability to use the service.

All buses undergo a daily enhanced cleaning regime, which includes the deep cleaning of all touch points with a suitable disinfectant. Customers are asked to follow social distancing rules on board the services wherever possible, by not using seats that have been taped off for their own and the driver’s protection. Face coverings must be worn at all times. Exemptions apply.

For the timetable for the shuttle service, please click here.

The vaccination shuttle bus services at Shrewsbury and Ludlow build on our existing countywide transport service, which provide free transport to get vulnerable residents to their vaccination appointments.

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  • Stay At Home
  • Work from home, if you can
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms
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For local advice and support during the pandemic (especially if you are self-isolating), call Shropshire Council’s COVID-19 Helpline on 0345 678 9028 – option 0 (lines open throughout the week 9am-5pm, and on the weekend on Saturdays from 9am-4pm and Sundays 9am-12pm) or visit our website at www.shropshire.gov.uk/coronavirus.