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Coronavirus: Isle Of Wight Key Worker's Name Could Be On Side Of Bus

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 4:46pm

By Iona Stewart-Richardson @IslandIona

Southern Vectis Bus

The name of a critical or key worker on the Isle of Wight could be on the side of a Southern Vectis bus, as part of a new campaign to recognise 'Covid Heroes'.

Southern Vectis is launching a campaign, designed to recognise the mammoth efforts of key workers and community heroes during the coronavirus pandemic.

The bus operator has revealed plans to honour these ‘Covid Heroes’ in a bus naming ceremony - with nominations from the local community.

Southern Vectis managing director, Andrew Wickham said:

“My colleagues here at Southern Vectis are themselves key workers, and we have huge respect for those keeping us all going - whether they are NHS, supermarket staff, postal workers, carers or teachers

“It hasn’t been easy for the many heroes who have continued to work in some incredibly challenging conditions. We would not have been able to manage without them. There is no way we could ever thank them enough - but we’d like to do something to recognise their efforts. 

“So we’re inviting nominations from within our local community, for someone who deserves to be named as a Covid Hero - for all to see - on one of our buses. This could be a key worker professional or a community ambassador who has carried out much need charity and voluntary work."

Anyone wishing to nominate a hero for the bus naming honour, can do so by visiting islandbuses.info or through the operator’s social media.

Voting is open from now until Sunday 28 February.

The winner’s name will appear on a Southern Vectis bus for 12 months. 

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