Community bus still on roll to help aged

WITH social outings and the reverse library program temporarily suspended, Bankstown Canterbury Community Transport (BCCT) continues to provide transport services to members of the community who need to attend medical appointments or purchase groceries during the Covid lockdown.

In line with health regulations, BCCT staff follow strict safety protocols, with clients required to scan a QR code on entry.
BCCT CEO Rachel Thompson is conscious of the need to provide safe transport options to community members who have ongoing health needs.
“We encourage elderly and vulnerable people to reach out for transport to attend medical appointments, including transporting them to receive their Covid-19 vaccine,” she said.
“Shopping for essential items safely and quickly is also supported by our ability to drop clients off and pick them up in convenient locations, limiting exposure to other transport.”
BCCT is providing assisted medical transport in the local government area, with out of area medical appointments available on request; single person shopping runs; and clients can also take one carer with them to medical appointments.
BCCT management and staff will continue to monitor the situation and may re-implement the BCCT wellbeing calling program to ensure community members remain connected and supported at this time.
Detail: 9772 4928.