Does my child need to wear a face covering on the school or college bus? 

They don’t have to wear a face covering, but we recommend they wear one on buses and at bus stops.


Will their temperature be taken before travel on school transport?

No, their temperature won’t be taken before they use school transport. If they’ve a high temperature or if they’re showing any symptoms of the coronavirus, please do not allow them to travel.
 

How can I be sure that school transport services are clean?

School transport vehicles are continuing to be thoroughly cleaned in line with Welsh Government guidelines. Heavily used areas such as tables, handles and anywhere passengers may regularly touch are regularly and thoroughly cleaned.
 

Do school transport staff have to wear a face covering?

Some may be wearing a face covering and others may not. It’s up to the school transport operator to determine whether their members of staff must wear a face covering and some staff may be exempt. It’s also dependent on their role of duties and how much contact they have with customers, and whether physical distancing can be maintained. If you have any queries, please get in touch with your local council.

 

Children travelling on public transport 

If you intend using public transport, please be a responsible traveller to help keep you, your fellow passengers, and transport staff as safe as possible. 

Please plan ahead, check before you travel, and don’t travel if feeling unwell. 

Our rail services are currently running on a reduced timetable.  If you’re travelling by train, please use our Capacity Checker.

 

Can I use public transport to take my children to school?

You can, but please be a responsible traveller, plan ahead and use our Capacity Checker if you’re travelling by train. 

Trains and buses are currently running reduced services and there is less capacity, so bear this in mind when planning your journey. 

Please consider walking or cycling where possible.

Please make sure that you and your children follow the guidance on travelling by public transport to help us keep you, your fellow passengers and our staff as safe as possible.

 

I’m worried about sending my child on public transport because of the risks of catching Covid-19. What measures are in place to help keep them safe?

The coronavirus has changed the way we all use public transport and we’re working hard so you can travel as safely as possible. You can view our Travel Safer guidance here.

Extra cleaning measures continue to be in place, and areas which come into close contact with passengers and staff, such as handles, grab rails, ticket machines and arms rests are regularly cleaned using products that are recommended in line with Welsh Government guidance.

 

Will my child need to wear a face covering on public transport?

No, they won’t have to wear a face-covering on public transport, but we still recommend they wear one if they can.

 

Will public transport staff have to wear a face covering?

There’s no longer a legal requirement for staff to wear a face covering in indoor public places or on public transport.
We do still recommend that staff wear a face-covering on our trains and in our station buildings.
 

How can I be sure that public transport services are clean?

Public transport vehicles and trains are continuing to be thoroughly cleaned in line with Welsh Government guidelines. Heavily used areas such as tables, handles and anywhere passengers may regularly touch are regularly and thoroughly cleaned, this includes inside station areas. 

Keeping frontline staff as safe as possible is also one of our top priorities, and we’re working with public transport providers to make sure staff and passengers are kept as safe as possible.
 

What cleaning products are being used on public transport?

Extra cleaning measures continue to be in place, and areas which come into close contact with passengers and staff, such as handles, grab rails, ticket machines and arms rests are regularly cleaned using products that are recommended in line with Welsh Government guidance.