Where to meet us

COVID-19 outbreak: As of 21st March 2022 all major restrictions have been lifted. Our task programme will continue as before.

From 1st April we have significantly increase the number of volunteers permitted in our minibus. While full capacity won't be achieved for a while yet, we hope this will make it easier for you to come on task with us. Face-masks (unless exempt) will continue to be required on our minibus.

Lateral flow testing is no longer generally available. As before, volunteers who are experiencing symptoms should not attend tasks

Our minibus is once again at near full capacity and allows us to transport volunteers to tasks in an efficient (and sociable) way. COVID-19 is still with us and there are a few precautions we still observe, based on guidance for public transport operators. The key points are as follows:

  1. No passengers who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or who should be self isolating are permitted on the bus. Please follow government advice and self-isolate at home.
  2. In line with Scottish regulations for public transport, we require all passengers in our minibus to wear a face covering, and we will be ensuring good ventilation throughout the journey. This is important in such a confined space, and with increasing passenger capacity. Any volunteer who is exempt from mask wearing on health grounds who wishes to travel in our bus must contact us in advance so that we can discuss how we can safely accommodate their needs.
  3. No eating or drinking is permitted while on board
  4. Passengers are recommended sanitise their hands on entry and on exit from the bus
  5. Windows will be opened as far as practicable to improve ventilation

Should you wish to meet us on site instead of using the minibus Our task programme will tell you where and when to meet for the task you have booked.

Volunteers who are in a high-risk group, while very welcome, should consider carefully the risks they face (or may pose to other volunteers) before using the bus (and by attending tasks). If you require further information  our full policy on use of the minibus includes all the measures to be taken by leaders, drivers and volunteers.

For day tasks, if you are getting the bus we will usually meet on the north side of St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, at 9.30 a.m. sharp. If we are meeting in another location or time, you will be told after booking your place on the bus.

Map of pickup point on North side of St Andrew Square

Map of pickup point on North side of St Andrew Square

Look out for our white minibus.

Our minibus at St Andrew Square

Our minibus at St Andrew Square

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