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Let's get back to school by public transport or car

Let's get everyone back to school and college safely by planning ahead.

Public transport to school/college

Getting to school may be different.  Due to social distancing, there are fewer seats available and services may be busier.  So, plan your journey and allow extra time to get to school or college.

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If you can, walk, cycle or scoot to help those that need a seat most or are travelling from further away.  If you are not travelling to work or school why not use public transport during the off-peak, quieter time to help students get back to school.

Please follow guidelines for travelling safely on public transport; including:

  • Wear a face-covering if you are over 11 years old and not exempt.
  • Sanitise your hands before and after your journey.
  • Stay apart from people not in your household.
  • Be respectful to other passengers and your drivers.
  • Use contactless payment

Driving the school run? Let's consider parking 5 minutes away.

Why not leave 5-10 minutes early and park a few streets away from the school gates and then walk the rest?  This is a great way to get some fresh air if you are working from home and builds in a few minutes of extra steps.  Importantly, it keeps the roads around school entrances less congested and safer, which helps to avoid collisions and also improves the air that children and young people are breathing.

So let's find those extra 5-10 minutes to park away from the school gates, to relax and take a few extra steps.

Car-share guidance for the school run

If you are driving other students to school keep all of you safe by following some simple guidelines:

  • Car share with the same people every time (each journey).
  • Open the windows for ventilation
  • Wear a face covering if over 11 years old and not exempt
Let's be active. Walk, cycle, or scoot to school if you can.

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