We want to reassure parents that the risk to children from coronavirus (COVID-19) is low.
All of our transport operators are working hard to ensure your child is safe when travelling. High touch areas are wiped down regularly and vehicles have enhanced cleaning at the end of each day.
There are a number of measures put in place to help keep everybody safe.
If your child or family shows symptoms
Please do not allow your child
to travel if they, or a member
of your family, have any
symptoms of COVID-19. These are: a new persistent cough, high
temperature or change in sense of taste or smell. Children should stay home for 10 days if this is the case.
Read more about how to get tested for COVID-19.
School testing programme
If your child does a home test before they travel to school in the morning, and that test is positive, then they need to stay at home and book a COVID-19 test.
If your child is tested at school, and that test is positive, then the school will contact you to collect them and they will need to stay home for 10 days.
Dedicated school transport, including bus, mini bus or taxi
- Social distancing guidance does not apply to dedicated school transport. This is because students are not sharing with members of the general public and are generally, or mostly, with the same group of students each day.
- Face coverings must be worn by anyone aged 11 or over, and by younger children if they are able to do so safely, unless they have a valid exemption. The face coverings do not need to be medical grade. Please ensure they are worn correctly covering the nose and mouth. Store them in a small sealable bag during the day.
- Students should sit with others from their year group or bubble if possible
- If transport is shared with students from another school, then students should sit with others from their own school and bubble where possible. They should leave space between themselves and the students from the other school when they can.
- Students should observe social distancing
guidelines on public services and sit in the
seats marked. They can sit next to
others from their family or school.
- Face coverings are compulsory on public
transport unless someone has an exemption