The Big Lemon’s plans for dealing with the Coronavirus

The Big Lemon has been working with stakeholders to plan our response to the Coronavirus and we would like to share the following information.

First and foremost, our priority is the safety, health and wellbeing of our staff and passengers. We have put measures in place to ensure none of our staff come to work if they have any concerns about their health at all, and are supported to adhere to this without fear of financial hardship. We have also put in place deep cleaning of the interior surfaces of the buses each day to reduce the risk of infection.

Jordan cleaning The Big Lemon bus during the Coronavirus outbreak

As of 21 March the situation is as follows:

Brighton & Hove bus services 16, 47, 52 and 57: Normal service

Greater Brighton Metropolitan College shuttle bus: Service now suspended until after the Easter holidays.

Legal & General bus services: Normal service

Plumpton College coach service: Service now suspended until after the Easter holidays.

In addition, we regret to announce that our programme of Sunday Walks will start later this year, for obvious reasons. We will update our Sunday Walks page with the programme as soon as things return to normal.

Our Walking Holiday is currently planned for the first weekend in May. We will be making a decision on this at the end of March and it is possible this may have to be moved to another weekend later in the year. We will keep everyone updated and work with those already booked to find a weekend that works for everyone if it has to be moved.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your understanding and to wish you the best of health throughout this difficult and worrying time.

The Big Lemon Team

Useful links:

Government health advice on the Coronavirus:

Brighton & Hove Covid_19 Mutual Aid website:

Brighton & Hove Covid_19 Mutual Aid Facebook Group:

Together Co is a Brighton-based charity which works to combat loneliness through developing social connections. Find out more:

Advice to help rough sleepers: The Council’s Housing Options team are providing accommodation for the period of isolation and outreach workers are looking out for the homeless:

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