BUS staff working at the National Express garage in Pensnett have created a light-hearted video stressing the importance of social distancing- with a little help from the Spice Girls.

The video, set to the Spice Girls classic 'Stop', encourages passengers to keep two metres apart when travelling on the network.

It comes as drivers and engineers are working at the Pensnett depot throughout lockdown to ensure key workers can travel to work, with buses from the garage taking NHS staff to Russells Hall Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital every day.

Staff at the garage have made and starred in the video, which includes drivers, engineers and office staff displaying 'stop' signs to remind passengers to follow vital social distancing rules on public transport.

Richard Smith, Operations Manager at National Express West Midlands' Pensnett garage, came up with the idea and got his colleagues on board to make the video.

He said: "Our bus drivers and engineers are working hard through lockdown to get other key workers safely to where they need to be.

"Obviously we are doing everything we can to keep our people and our customers safe, and social distancing is a big part of that.

"We wanted to remind everyone of this serious message, but try and do it in a fun way."

Richard's colleague Matt Robinson, who is the garage's CCTV operator, choreographed the routine and edited the video, while Richard used a drone to capture the aerial shot of the team.

National Express bus services are continuing to run during lockdown, but on reduced times.