COVID-19 - Health Workers

Free Travel on public transport for all health and social care trust workers

26 March 2020

Free Travel on public transport for all health and social care trust workers in response to COVID-19 outbreak.

From Friday 27 March all health and social care trust workers within Northern Ireland will be offered free travel on Translink bus and rail services until the end of June when there will be a further review.  

To access this travel, Health and Social Care Trust workers must present their work pass to Translink staff.

Others operating in private sector such as care homes must show a letter signed by their employer along with photographic ID*. This letter will be made available from the Department of Health. 

*Photographic ID for those operating in the private sector to include:

  • UK or Irish passport
  • UK, Irish or EEA driving licence

This decision has been taken by Nichola Mallon, Minister for Infrastructure in recognition of the work of all health and social care trust workers in response to the COVID-19.

Translink welcome the opportunity to play our part and to support our key health workers who are doing an incredible job during these most difficult times.  

We are committed to providing essential public transport services for key workers and those needing access to key services such as healthcare and food supplies. 

This is a dynamic situation we are all in together with many Translink staff also working extremely hard to ensure we continue to deliver vital bus and train services for our community. We all must do it to get through it

COVID-19 - General Update

We continue to be guided by the Public Health Agency (PHA) to inform our decisions regarding the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) virus developments. Find Out More

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COVID-19 - Frequency Changes

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