COVID Safe Transport Plan Supporting students returning to school
Transport for NSW is working closely with the Department of Education and the education
sector and is playing a vital role in supporting students getting back to school.
The NSW Government’s policy is to not leave a school student behind.
There are currently no physical distancing restrictions on dedicated school services.
School students will be given priority over other customers on general services, even if this
means a service goes over physical distancing capacity.
Adults may have to wait for the next service or may choose to get off if not comfortable with
how many customers are on a service.
Parents and carers should make travel choices which suit their individual circumstances,
including driving, walking and cycling.
Transport for NSW is here to support our customers with real time information provided
through apps, social media and the Transport Info website in order to see which services have
Transport for NSW continues to ramp-up cleaning across the network with a daily focus on
high-touch areas like handrails and Opal readers.
Students are reminded to tap on and tap off using their Opal cards on Opal enabled services.
Everyone must remember they have a role to play in making the public transport network as
safe as possible.
Our frontline people have been doing an amazing job and we ask everyone to continue to
show respect and understanding.
This term we have been granted permission to trial a 4th school run into Wagga Wagga to help alleviate the overcrowding on our three school services.
Due to the large increase in numbers travelling on these services we are sorry but unfortunately your children will need to travel only on their allocated buses as it really is a numbers game.
The colour of the bus pass is the colour of the A4 sheet on the front windscreen of the bus. This is the bus they catch from their home bus stop in the mornings and return on it in the afternoon to their home bus stop.
All students have been directed as to which bus they catch from the changeover points is they change buses.
We would like to also point out that
As per government regulations:
NO DRINKLING OTHER THAN WATER
SEATBELTS MUST BE WORN IF FITTED
NO MOVING AROUND.
BUS PASSES MUST BE CARRIED & SHOWN IF REQUESTED
If your child has not received their bus pass please contact us.
Please discourage your children from bringing friends home on the school buses as they will be denied travel, as we can not guarantee there will be seats available.
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N.B. We would appreciate it if all parents could provide an email address for our records if applicable. Please email to firstname.lastname@example.org