YELLOW Buses is revising its timetable from March 26 in response to the continuing coronavirus pandemic.

The Bournemouth-based bus company is rationalising services to reflect the current situation, operating an emergency timetable across the network every day until further notice.

Commercial Director, Simon Newport said: "It is also our responsibility to maintain a good level of operation to ensure that key workers providing critical services are able to get to their places of work across the conurbation.

"The safety, health and well-being of our passengers and staff come first. We are continuing to carefully monitor the situation as it develops and ensure we are taking every action possible to reduce the impact and risk to our passengers."

With strict and rigorous cleaning processes in place across the Yellow Buses fleet and hand sanitisers being distributed to drivers, the company wants to ensure that customers continue to have a reliable service and bus times.

In a separate move, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council concessionary bus passes can now be used before 9.30am and after 11pm after restrictions were lifted this week.

The move will help ensure vulnerable people can take advantage of dedicated opening hours at some supermarkets.