Wingman, the dating apps where friends help each other make matches, is providing London bus drivers with free face bandannas during the Coronavirus lockdown.
The giveaway has been sparked following fears for the driver’s health due to a lack of personal protective equipment for front-line transport staff.
More than 1000 bandannas, labelled “It’s Not About You” have been distributed across the UK capital, mimicking medical face masks which have been distributed to other key workers currently working during the crisis.
Tina Wilson, Wingman CEO and Founder, told the Evening Standard: “I was shocked at the number of deaths of bus drivers and appalled that no-one was helping them.
“We had 1,000 bandannas in storage for a Wingman event and realised they could be put to better use, so I gave 500 to a few depots. They were snapped up, so I sent the rest of them.
“We had more stock in the USA which are being sent across, and they will be distributed as soon as can be.”
Some of the bus drivers were reportedly so grateful that they tried to pay for the bandannas themselves. However, it must be noted that the cloth does not offer complete protection and should instead be considered as a reminder to maintain social distancing during this time.
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