MOTORISTS crossing the Humber Bridge are being asked to use contactless payments instead of cash to help minimise contact.
The move is part of the planning and precautions the senior managers at Humber Bridge are taking to ensure the bridge stays operational during the outbreak, as the UK Government moves into the “delay” phase of its response to COVID-19.
Tollbooth operators have been equipped with gloves, hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes to help them keep their environment hygienic while dealing with the thousands of motorists using the bridge each day.
However, as a further precaution to protect both staff and customers, senior managers at the Humber Bridge are calling on drivers to switch to contactless payments with immediate effect.
Chief Operating Officer, Andrew Arundel, said the bridge is an essential connection for the region and is used by 10,000 vehicles every day.
He said: “We have already equipped the staff with sanitation products to keep their immediate environment clean, but now we are encouraging motorists to do their bit by no longer using cash and choosing contactless payment methods instead.
“We are entering a challenging phase where our priorities are our staff, our customers, and the safety of all bridge users, and balancing the needs of everyone is at the forefront of our minds.
“Our customers should know that we are continually planning, and we will keep them as well informed as possible. Please keep an eye on our website and social media channels for updates on changes at the Humber Bridge.”