Registration for the upcoming academic year (2020/21) is now available.
Detailed below is how we will be providing transport along with all the additional measures we have had to put in place to ensure we can operate in the safest way possible.
Please note that we have been lead by the guidance issued by the Government and the Department for Education which is available below.
COVID-19 Home to School Transport Guidance issued by the Department for Education is available here. Please Note that under this guidance drivers are exempt from wearing face masks/coverings. However as a company we will be encouraging our drivers to use face masks/coverings.
As a result of Covid-19 we have had to make a number of changes to how we operate home to school transport, this includes all cleaning processes which has an increased cost.
This is a closed service and NOT available to the General Public.
Any one using the service must register first and get issued with a Contactless Smart ID Bus Pass.
A very strict NO Pass NO Travel policy will be operated to ensure we can track and trace all users.
A very strict No Face Covering No Travel policy will be operated.
A Very strict ALL passenger must use the hand sanitiser provided on entry.
Pupils/Students will load one at a time
During the morning journey to school pupils will fill the vehicle from the back coming forward taking the first empty seat available.
In the afternoon working with BVC the vehicle will be loaded in a similar process.
Strctly NO Food or Drinks to be consumed on the vehicles.
Pupils/Students must remain seated at all time and are NOT to move around the vehicle.
If your child shows any sign of the covid-19 symptoms you must inform us. (track and trace)
Please communicate to your child the importance of
refraining from touching where possible any of the touch
points on the vehicle. This includes but not limited
to handrails, windows etc.
The above key points are part of the code of behaviour and condition of use of the service.
We ALL have to play our part in ensuring the safe transportation of all passenger on board our vehicle, to this effect, failure of any passenger to not follow the above key points and code of behaviour as a whole will result in a termination of service for that pupil/student. This will include the removal of face covering during transit.
As part of our additional deep cleaning process we will be using an electrostatic spraying machine. this machine will spray a specialised solution that is combined with air and atomised by an electrode inside the sprayer. Subsequently, the spray contains positively charged particles that are able to aggressively adhere to surfaces and objects. Because the particles in the spray are positively charged, they cling to and coat any surface theyre aimed at. For awkwardly shaped objects or hard to reach places, the nature of the mist allows it to coat surfaces evenly, and envelope objectseven if the mist is only sprayed from one side. For this reason, electrostatic spray is an excellent solution for germ and contaminant ridden areas.
As a result of using an electrostatic spray the vehicle will have to be kept out of service whilst the disinfectant dries, however this does leave the inside of the windows looking misty as they will have a layer of disinfectant covering them.
Current users of the service who purchased a yearly pass for the academic year that has just finished will receive a reduction on next years bus pass. this will be based on a pro-rata calculation for the number of days the service did not operate due to Covid-19.