For over 10 years we have been transporting schoolchildren from home to school. We understand that many parents are rightly concerned about what procedures are in place to keep them safe on these daily journeys during the pandemic.
Before your child travels
Enhanced cleaning procedures - to fully clean vehicles between journeys
Antiviral fogging technique - regular used to sanitize onboard every vehicle
Increased filter changes - to support fresh air ventilation
Driver PPE kits - regularly supplied with face masks and gloves to keep them safe
Driver DBS checks - all our drivers hold DBS certificates
When your child travels
Government guidance says that each coach can be its own ‘bubble’ and that social distancing need not apply on dedicated Home to School transport, as the overall risk from Covid-19 to children and young people is very low.
Children are asked to board on the basis of distance from school – so those who live furthest will board first and sit at the back, while those who live closest will board last and sit at the front. There is no requirement to sit in year or age groupings and children must only travel on the coach they are allocated to. Children must use the same seat each time.
Show bus passes - when boarding the vehicle and for track and trace logging
Hand sanitizer stations - children are asked to sanitize their hands on entry and exit
Wearing face masks onboard - is mandatory unless you are except for health reasons
Use of Toilets onboard - will only be permitted in an emergency & with driver approval
No eating or drinking - strictly no eating or drinking onboard.
If a child feels unwell
If a child or a member of their household has symptoms of Covid-19, they must not board home to school transport. If a child develops symptoms whilst at school, they must not travel on home to school transport. The school should contact the parent who should arrange for the child’s journey home.