BUS pass rules are set to be relaxed to help people get the Covid-19 vaccination in the early morning.

Concessionary bus pass holders can travel for free in West Sussex before 9.30am from Monday, January 18.

The temporary relaxation of the rules aims to help concessionary bus pass holders travel to vaccination appointments.

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The relaxation will continue until schools fully reopen.

Roger Elkins, cabinet member for highways and infrastructure, said: “Where possible, we want to support the vital vaccination programme and we hope this move will make things a little easier for older and vulnerable people to get to early-morning appointments.

“Thanks go again to the bus operators who have supported us in this move.”