From four specially-converted buses, Oxford Bus Company’s Project MOVE is currently helping to provide a mobile testing service to Norfolk residents in a bid to help tackle the Covid-19 pandemic.
The buses are being used to help administer observed lateral flow device tests and each bus can deliver 100 tests per day. The scheme has been made possible by a partnership between Oxford Bus Company and design firm 40two.
While in Norfolk, the converted Mercedes Citaros are being operated by Go-Ahead Group company Konectbus. They are expected to remain in operation for more than six months.
Phil Southall, Oxford Bus Company managing director said, “Norfolk County Council is the first local authority to commission the vehicles. We have five more buses available and hope others follow Norfolk’s lead and partner with Project MOVE. Norfolk County Council is using the vehicles for observed lateral flow device testing. However, our buses can also be used for other purposes if required including administering vaccines.”