richard tudor Wrote:
> Probably like me 8~9 is for elderly and disabled
There are ways of getting your shopping which do not involve going physically to the shops yourself.
Local people have been really helpful in offering to do shopping for those who need assistance, plus supermarkets offer deliveries.
> Also if you are anywhere you have to be be on a
> bus before the rush hour or you cannot use the
> pass. Many pensioners like me only have a freedom
> pass so in essence I am being locked down unable
> to go anywhere as using busses in the rush hour
> period will be expensive. My day suddenly becomes
> very much shorter or a great deal longer if I have
> to wait for the rush hour to end.
As I understand it, the restriction on use is only between 8 and 9 am.
Would you rather be crammed into a bus with no social distancing because people who have to get to work are joined by older people who don't have to get to work?
> How many pensioners actually take public transport
> in the rush hours.
Also what happens if you have
> an hospital appt in the afternoon and are delayed
> for whatever reason.
Most hospital appointments have been cancelled, as I understand it.
> The freedom pass should remain as it is as elderly
> people do not abuse it.
I don't think anybody is suggesting that elderly people abuse it?
And it has always been the case that you can't use it on trains before a certain time in the morning.
> The more Mr Khan thinks the worst it gets as he
> does not think things through to a sensible
> I do think you have to ask the question "Would you
> buy a secondhand car from this person with
I would happily buy a second hand car from Sadik Khan
ETA: I am also a pensioner. I can't use public transport anyway at the moment, but even if I could I would avoid it under the present circumstances, let alone in the rush hour!
ETA: I have just seen on a local Facebook thread that if you incur travel expenses for hospital appointments you may be able to claim them back.
PALS at the relevant hospital can advise.
The thread particularly related to someone having to be driven there by car as not able to use public transport for obvious reasons, and thereby incurring congestion charges each time.
Obviously that is rather more than a bus fare, but it's possible that the same applies.
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit was may 17, 11:54am by Sue.