Travelling to school

Active travel

Please consider how your child will get to and from school safely when they return to school or college. Where possible please walk, cycle or scoot if you live a short distance (2 miles or less) from school. This will help to reduce pressure on the public transport network for those who need it most. 

Travelling by car

We know it isn’t always possible to walk, cycle or scoot to school so we would encourage parking a short distance from school and walking the short distance.  This will reduce congestion in and around the school entrance and help keep everyone safe.

Given that more of us may be returning to physical work spaces, we would ask that you be extra aware of the return to school for children and young people if you are driving.

Try to give additional space and time to cyclists, scooters and pedestrians and park away from schools to respect their safety and the needs of residents close to schools and colleges.

Car sharing

If you are car-sharing with someone outside of your support bubble or family you should share with the same people each time, open the windows for ventilation and passengers should wear a face covering if aged over 11.

Travelling by bus

Public buses

Plan ahead when using public buses. Allow extra time for your journey as there may be a wait for some services at busier times. There may be limited space on board as there may be more demand for services.

Carry hand sanitiser and wash your hands before and after travelling and social distance where possible. Face coverings are mandatory for passengers including school children aged over 11 unless exempt.

School bus services

Social distancing is not required on dedicated school bus services. Whilst facemasks are not mandatory on school buses, they are recommended for those aged over 11.

We are working directly with those with a statutory entitlement to travel assistance.