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Bus Éireann Waterford services impacted by Covid related staff absences

A number of Bus Éireann Waterford services could be 'affected' or 'cancelled' due to Covid-related absences among staff in Waterford.

The company released a statement on Thursday afternoon, stating that the Bus Éireann is currently experiencing a 'higher than usual level of Covid-related absences' in Waterford.

"We are working hard to manage services to try to minimise the impact on customers, but it is possible that some services may be affected or cancelled as a result of staff absences.

"Bus Éireann will keep intending passengers up to date at buseireann.ie and expressway.ie and we advise customers to check before travel over the coming weekend.

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The company stated that all public health guidelines are being followed in their stations and onboard services and on-site, antigen testing was recently introduced on a voluntary basis.

Bus Éireann Customer Care is available by phone at 0818 836 611, 7am to 7pm, from Monday to Friday and from 8am to 6pm on weekends and public holidays.

According to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre's Latest Epidemiology report, 1,672 Covid cases have been confirmed in Waterford in the last 14 days and Waterford has the sixth-highest 14-day incidence rate in the country.

In March this year, it was reported that staff in Bus Éireann Waterford were impacted by a 'Covid cluster'.

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