The Government has recently provided new Guidance to passengers using public transport. The Department for Transportâ€™s published information includes the following paragraph. â€śSocial distancing and hand washing remain by far the most important disease prevention measures but it is also vital all passengers travelling on buses, coaches, trains, trams, ferries and aircraft should wear a face covering and the government will also work with operators to ensure staff are provided with, and wear face coverings, where appropriate for their role.â€ť
Public transport and contracted home to school transport are not the same. The children and young people on local authority funded transport are known to the Council and the operator.
The County Councilâ€™s advice is: